Organ Concertos Op.7
Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr director & organ
Catalogue: HMU 807447.48 (hybrid CD/SACD)
£12 plus p&p
About this album
Handel’s last great published set of instrumental concertos arrived posthumously in 1761. Played in this recording on chamber organ with real-time improvisations and enlarged continuo support, these magnificent concertos (including the beloved "Cuckoo and the Nightingale") show Handel at his glorious compositional best, and allow a concentrated view of his style in the last 20 years of his life.