Release date:1st March 2010
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Handel - Keyboard Suites Volume 1
Philip Edward Fisher (piano)
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Handel’s keyboard suites may be among his lesser-known works, but the so-called ‘Eight Great Suites’ of 1720 are true masterpieces of the genre.
This volume, containing the first four, showcases his extraordinary versatility, imagination and contrapuntal skill, as well as his willingness to break with tradition.
Handel skilfully weaves together a wide range of forms, including fugues, a toccata, Italianate airs and Baroque dances.
George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 1 in A major, HWV 426
George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 2 in F major, HWV 427
IV. Fuga: Allegro
George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 3 in D minor, HWV 428
II. Fuga: Allegro
V. Variations (Doubles) 1-5
George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429
I. Fuga: Allegro