Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Water Music Suites - L'Arte dell'Arco
CPO 777 312-2
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Water Music Suites 1-3
Handel’s Water and Fireworks Music – Again?
A new recording of George Frideric Handel’s Water Music and Fireworks Music – now that’s bait guaranteed to get a bite, but why lay it? For one very good reason: the interpretation of these classics by L’Arte dell’Arco under Federico Guglielmo makes them a special listening event enhanced even more when heard in Surround Sound. This baroque ensemble, benefiting from Guglielmo’s violin virtuosity and drawing on additional wind resources, is known to cpo listeners from its compelling performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: »An extremely appealing experiment with a result inspiring admiration on this exemplarily edited cpo CD in marvelously realistic sound pictures. These concertos have rarely been rendered more grippingly, vividly, expressively, fantastically, and poetically« (klassik-heute. com 9 / 2004). You thus have every reason to look forward to this new Handel – another stroke of luck inspired by clear-sighted virtuosity!
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