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Handel's Water Music as it is rarely heard - as it was first performed. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 23 September 2013.
Handel’s Water Music was composed for a royal boat party on the Thames in July 1717, but was possibly never performed again in its original form during the composer’s lifetime.
Here, all 22 movements have been recorded in their original sequence by the Haydn Sinfonietta of Vienna.
Internationally acclaimed for their rousing performances of Haydn and Schubert, they now turn their attention to one of Handel’s most popular works, rounding off the album with the composer’s far less well-known but equally resplendent Overture from The Occasional Oratorio.