|George Frideric Handel||
Concerto a due cori in F,
Frondi tenere e belle … Ombra mai fù (from Serse) (Handel's Largo),
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon),
Music for the Royal Fireworks Suite,
Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor,
Water Music Suite.
Leon Goossens (Oboe).
Bath Festival Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra – George Szell, Johannes Somary, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yehudi Menuhin.
(Fireworks) “The resulting sound is splendid, helped along by judicious editing the brass and percussion do often kindle a glorious blaze which is caught beautifully by the recording, an extravaganza which can scarcely fail to become a collectors’ piece.” (Concerto a due Cori) “chief praise to Mr. Mackerras for uncovering this splendid Concerto for two wind bands – a transcription of some of Handel’s arrangements from oratorio and organ concertos – I expect to see it widely performed.” (Water Music) “orchestral playing throughout is quite outstanding: the strings wonderfully expressive, the horns excel. A splendid bargain.”(Penguin Guide)