Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Concertos - Pinnock, The English Concert







Christmas Concertos - Pinnock, The English Concert
Concerto | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 318 MB
September 9, 1991 | Archiv | RapidShare



For people who just can't bear to listen to another Christmas carol, this is the album. Completely instrumental, this is early music written with Christmas in mind, but it is in no way recognizable as Christmas music. These little heard pieces are brilliantly conducted and performed (as always) by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert. I heard tracks 5 & 6 on the radio a few weeks before Christmas, when my spirits were suffering an uncharacteristic low, and found myself so completely moved by the beauty them, I had to have the CD. I didn't know what the other pieces would be like, but they all turned out to be perfection. Each selection is just the right amount of colour and flourish, moving from lovely largos to vivid vivace's without ever leaving the listener reaching to turn the volume down or off. I found the entire "1 hour plus" album thoroughly uplifting and easy to get lost in. And best of all, I finally have an album that expresses musically how I feel about Christmas, that doesn't irritate anyone.--Amazon


CD Content

Vous qui désirez sans fin, noël for 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 531/3 (Noëls sur les instruments)
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Noëls (6) sur les Instruments, for 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 534 A la venue de Noël
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Noëls (6) sur les Instruments, for 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 534 Or nous dites, Marie
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Noëls (6) sur les Instruments, for 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 534 Où s'en vont ces gai
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Concerto pastorale for strings & harpsichord in G major
Composed by Johann Melchior Molter
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C major, RV 537
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Concerti Grossi (6) for orchestra, Op 5 Pastorale in G Major
Composed by Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Concerto alla Polonese, for strings & continuo in G major (a.k.a "Concerto Polonois"), TWV 43:G7
Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Concerto a due cori No.1 in B flat major, HWV 332
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
Performed by English Concert
with Trevor Pinnock

1 comment:

  1. This is truly fabulous. I used to listen to this disc all the time. Then I loaned it out and never saw it again. Thank you so much for uploading this. Truly beautiful in parts, and never annoying.

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