Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

This page lists all recordings of Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351, by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Gunter Wand conducts Handel & Mozart

Gunter Wand conducts Handel & Mozart


Beethoven:

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, HWV289, Op. 4 No. 1

Mozart:

Serenade No. 9 in D major, K320 'Posthorn'

Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner'


“One doesn’t much think of Handel when considering Wand and indeed, we only hear the Overture from the Music for the Royal Fireworks, a performance which, once past an uneasy downbeat, has a deal of stretchy phraseology in the lentemente section and a nourished string tone throughout.” MusicWeb International, 6th May 2013

King Records - KKC2041

(CD - 2 discs)

$36.00

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Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks

Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks


Handel:

Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Presto CD

DG Rosette Collection - 4767071

(Presto CD)

$13.25

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Handel: Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350, etc.

Handel:

Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

Concerti a due cori Nos. 1-3

The Alchymist


Decca - Double Decca - E4557092

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.75

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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351, etc.

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 'Alexander's Feast'

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Belshazzar: Overture

Alceste: Grand Entrée

Saul: Sinfonia

Samson: Sinfonia


Building a Library

First Choice - November 1999

DG Archiv Masters - E4472792

(CD)

$11.50

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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks & Water Music Suites

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks & Water Music Suites


Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV350: excerpts

Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV350: excerpts

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348


Presto CD

Argo - 4145962

(Presto CD)

$17.50

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Handel: Fireworks Music & Coronation Anthems

Handel: Fireworks Music & Coronation Anthems


Handel:

Coronation Anthems Nos. 1-4

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


“Mightily impressive” The Guardian

Hyperion - CDA66350

(CD)

$16.00

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Handel: Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350, etc.

Handel:

Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


These are unashamedly old-fashioned, but beautifully clear performances of these timeless masterpieces. They were recorded in the famed 'old' Concertgebouw and the sound of the winds especially - horn (track 3) and oboe (track 2) - is beautifully glowing.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4613362

(CD)

$10.50

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Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks

Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks


Handel:

Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


Berlin Classics - 0300401BC

Download only from $10.00

Available now to download.

Georg Friedrich Handel, Vol. 1 (1954)

Georg Friedrich Handel, Vol. 1 (1954)


Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348


Documents - Georg Frideric Handel - 298264

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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks


Handel:

Concerto a due cori No. 1 in B flat major HWV 332

Concerto a due cori in F major, HWV 333

Concerto a due cori in F major, HWV 334

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


George Frideric Handel (1686-1759) is regarded as one of the greatest composers of his time. Among his most enduring and popular works are two suites of instrumental music written for royal occasions: Water Music, and the first work presented on this recording, Music for the Royal Fireworks. The latter work was written as a commission from George II, as a celebration of the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748. And what a celebration it was, attracting the largest audience that Handel’s music ever received during his lifetime.

The celebration of that incredible music continues to this day and this wonderful recording featuring Jeanne Lamon and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra offers up a brilliant performance with its own fireworks and combines it with other, festive works, the Concerti a due Cori, Nos 1-3, HWV 331-334.

Tafelmusik - TMK1011CD

(CD)

$15.75

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