20 Sonatas
George Frideric Handel

20 Sonatas 'Opus 1'

Rachel Beckett / Lisa Beznosiuk / Paul Goodwin / Elizabeth Wallfisch / Richard Tunnicliffe / Paul Nicholson

CDS 44411 - 0034571144115

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The twenty sonatas on this recording show Handel writing for the professional musicians of his London opera orchestra; they demand considerable skill and stamina both from the soloist and the continuo. Prominent bass parts give the sonatas a contrapuntal strength and vitality, and Handel keeps the elements of display and purely musical argument in admirable balance in these works. For this reason, they are among the most attractive Baroque solo sonatas and deserve their lasting popularity. 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371:
    I. Affettuoso
    02:53
  • 2
    Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371:
    II. Allegro
    02:42
  • 3
    Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371:
    III. Larghetto
    02:06
  • 4
    Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371:
    IV. Allegro
    03:35
  • 5
    Flute Sonata in B Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV 376:
    I. Adagio
    01:57
  • 6
    Flute Sonata in B Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV 376:
    II. Allegro
    01:53
  • 7
    Flute Sonata in B Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV 376:
    III. Largo
    00:53
  • 8
    Flute Sonata in B Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV 376:
    IV. Allegro
    02:03
  • 9
    Recorder Sonata in G Minor, HWV 360:
    I. Larghetto
    02:06
  • 10
    Recorder Sonata in G Minor, HWV 360:
    II. Andante
    03:34
  • 11
    Recorder Sonata in G Minor, HWV 360:
    III. Adagio
    00:48
  • 12
    Recorder Sonata in G Minor, HWV 360:
    IV. Presto
    01:47
  • 13
    Oboe Sonata in B-Flat Major, HWV 357:
    I. Allegro
    03:28
  • 14
    Oboe Sonata in B-Flat Major, HWV 357:
    II. Grave
    01:32
  • 15
    Oboe Sonata in B-Flat Major, HWV 357:
    III. Allegro
    02:17
  • 16
    Recorder Sonata in F Major, HWV 369:
    I. Grave
    01:55
  • 17
    Recorder Sonata in F Major, HWV 369:
    II. Allegro
    01:52
  • 18
    Recorder Sonata in F Major, HWV 369:
    III. Alla Siciliana
    01:06
  • 19
    Recorder Sonata in F Major, HWV 369:
    IV. Allegro
    01:55
  • 20
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV 375:
    I. Adagio
    01:54
  • 21
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV 375:
    II. Allegro
    01:28
  • 22
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV 375:
    III. Grave
    01:26
  • 23
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV 375:
    IV. Minuet
    02:23
  • 1
    Violin Sonata in D Minor, HWV 359a:
    I. Grave
    01:56
  • 2
    Violin Sonata in D Minor, HWV 359a:
    II. Allegro
    01:40
  • 3
    Violin Sonata in D Minor, HWV 359a:
    III. Adagio
    00:53
  • 4
    Violin Sonata in D Minor, HWV 359a:
    IV. Allegro
    02:33
  • 5
    Flute Sonata in A Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV 374:
    I. Adagio
    02:00
  • 6
    Flute Sonata in A Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV 374:
    II. Allegro
    02:09
  • 7
    Flute Sonata in A Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV 374:
    I II. Adagio
    05:34
  • 8
    Flute Sonata in A Minor, 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV 374:
    IV. Allegro
    02:05
  • 9
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    I. Largo
    01:59
  • 10
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    II. Vivace
    02:53
  • 11
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    III. Furioso
    01:57
  • 12
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    IV. Adagio
    01:12
  • 13
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    V. Alla breve
    01:42
  • 14
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    VI. [Andante]
    02:22
  • 15
    Recorder Sonata in D Minor, HWV 367a:
    VII. A tempo di menuet
    01:45
  • 1
    Violin Sonata in G Major, HWV 358:
    I. [Allegro]
    02:04
  • 2
    Violin Sonata in G Major, HWV 358:
    II. [Adagio]
    00:40
  • 3
    Violin Sonata in G Major, HWV 358:
    III. [Allegro]
    02:20
  • 4
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379:
    I. Larghetto
    01:46
  • 5
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379:
    II. Andante
    03:15
  • 6
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379:
    III. Largo
    02:07
  • 7
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379:
    IV. Allegro
    02:13
  • 8
    Flute Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379:
    V. Presto
    01:48
  • 9
    Recorder Sonata in A Minor, HWV 362:
    I. Larghetto
    02:20
  • 10
    Recorder Sonata in A Minor, HWV 362:
    II. Allegro
    02:28
  • 11
    Recorder Sonata in A Minor, HWV 362:
    III. Adagio
    01:54
  • 12
    Recorder Sonata in A Minor, HWV 362:
    IV. Allegro
    03:17