Sports football betting app [Free trial: only $15 per month] [login] [info]
Handel on Guitar Volume 1 by Daniel Estrem Daniel Estrem : Handel on Guitar Volume 1.
Colorful classical guitar.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. Born into a family that was indifferent to music; his early talent was so pronounced that his father grudgingly allowed him to receive training in his native Germany. His studies took him to Italy as well, before settling in London (1712) where he became a naturalized British subject in 1727. Although Handel is primarily known for his larger creations (operas, oratorios, motets, passions, cantatas) his smaller scale works are greatly admired and often performed by instrumentalists.

Handel and J. S. Bach were both German-born in 1685 and comparisons are difficult to avoid. Bach's work lay in comparative obscurity for half a century, whereas Handel was internationally renowned in his lifetime. One of the curious ironies of music history is that both men would be afflicted with debilitating cataracts in their later years and undergo surgery at the hand of the same oculist, John Taylor. This surgery by today's standards was extremely crude resulting in very little visual improvement, and of course, there was no anesthesia or sterile-technique at that time. Unfortunately, Bach died as a result of bacterial contamination from the procedure at age 65. Handel lived to age 74.

Throughout his life Handel avoided the rigorous contrapuntal techniques of Bach and achieved his effects through the simplest of means, trusting always his own innate musicianship. Both composers often practiced a kind of musical "recycling" where they would take a work composed for one medium and recast it for another. It would not have been uncommon in Handel's day to hear a recorder concerto played as an organ sonata. Such interchangeability was possible in the more abstract instrumental sound of the Baroque. It remained for later composers to create music whose effect depended mainly on the sound of specific instruments.

Cover art image courtesy of Mike Stenhouse on flickr.com


Songs:

1. Larghetto from Recorder Sonata in A Minor HWV 362 (George Frideric Handel)
2. Allegro from Recorder Sonata in A Minor HWV 362 (George Frideric Handel)
3. Adagio from Recorder Sonata in A Minor HWV 362 (George Frideric Handel)
4. Allegro from Recorder Sonata in A Minor HWV 362 (George Frideric Handel)
5. Sonatina from the Aylesford Pieces (George Frideric Handel)
6. Adagio from Trio in G Minor (trans A Minor) (George Frideric Handel)
7. Allegro from Trio in G Minor (trans A Minor) (George Frideric Handel)
8. Adagio from Trio Sonata in D Major HWV 397 (George Frideric Handel)
9. Allegro from Trio Sonata in D Major HWV 397 (George Frideric Handel)
10. Musette from Trio Sonata in D Major HWV 397 (George Frideric Handel)
11. Gavotte from Trio Sonata in D Major HWV 397 (George Frideric Handel)
12. March from Trio Sonata in D Major HWV 397 (George Frideric Handel)
13. Allegro from the Aylesford Pieces HWV 475 (George Frideric Handel)
14. Preludio from the Aylesford Pieces (George Frideric Handel)
15. Largo from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
16. Vivace from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
17. Furioso from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
18. Adagio from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
19. Alla Breve from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
20. Andante from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
21. Menuet from Recorder Sonata in D Minor HWV 367a (George Frideric Handel)
22. Larghetto from Recorder Sonata in F Major HWV 369 (George Frideric Handel)
23. Allegro from Recorder Sonata in F Major HWV 369 (George Frideric Handel)
24. Siciliana from Recorder Sonata in F Major HWV 369 (George Frideric Handel)
25. Allegro from Recorder Sonata in F Major HWV 369 (George Frideric Handel)

Listen to: the entire album.


License Colorful classical guitar by Daniel Estrem for your project.
Play the music of Daniel Estrem in your restaurant or store.

Release date: 07/18/2015
Daniel Estrem lives in Minnesota USA

Tagged as: Classical, Baroque, Instrumental, Composer: George Frideric Handel, Classical Guitar


Recommended albums:
  1. JS Bach - Book 2 CD1 Well-Tempered Clavier by Daniel Ben Pienaar: virtuoso pianist playing Bach's 48
  2. JS Bach Violin Sonatas by Voices of Music: Lilting Renaissance & Baroque vocal interpretations
  3. JS Bach Suites and Fantasias, vol 1 by JungHae Kim: deeply elegant harpsichord
  4. JS Bach by arrangement by Colin Booth: solo harpsichord music
  5. JS Bach - Book 1 CD1 Well-Tempered Clavier by Daniel Ben Pienaar: virtuoso pianist playing Bach's 48
  6. Reclaimed Property by Kalabi: chillout music for late nights and early mornings
  7. JS Bach - Book 1 CD2 Well-Tempered Clavier by Daniel Ben Pienaar: virtuoso pianist playing Bach's 48
  8. JS Bach Flute Sonatas and Partita by Takashi Matsuishi Spark: flautists with finesse, intelligence and grooves
  9. JS Bach Goldberg Variations by Colin Booth: solo harpsichord music
  10. JS Bach Suites and Fantasias, vol 2 by JungHae Kim: deeply elegant harpsichord
  11. Bach and His Teachers by Paul Boehnke: Heartfelt music for harpsichord
  12. Magnificent Obsession vol 8 - Beethoven Sonatas by Sebastian Forster: exquisitely performed Beethoven piano sonatas
  13. JS Bach - Book 2 CD2 Well-Tempered Clavier by Daniel Ben Pienaar: virtuoso pianist playing Bach's 48
  14. Electroluv by Mr Gelatine: buzzy, trippy, glitchy melodic electronica
  15. John Wilbye Madrigals for Flutes by Andy Findon: Virtuoso flute and piccolo performances by top London musician
  16. Spanish Recital by Alan Rinehart: A feast of Renaissance and Baroque music
  17. Vitality and Virtuosity - Sonatas by Haydn and Beethoven by Ivan Ilic: dazzling classical pianist
  18. The In Between by Anton Cosmo: rock superstar to be
  19. Messe a l'usage des Couvents by Craig Hanson: exquisitely moving Baroque organ music
  20. Seasons by Eternal Jazz Project: gentle jazz from Sweden

Downloads:
  • MP3: High quality MP3 variable-bit-rate files. Most people download these: they are audiophile files that play everywhere.
  • ALAC: Perfect quality Apple Lossless format files. If you use iTunes or an iPod, get these. They're an exact audio copy of the original CD, and include the CD artwork and artist info. This is the same format as High Definition audio provided by the iTunes store.
  • AAC: High quality Apple Audio Codec files. If you use iTunes or an iPod, these files sound great and include CD art and artist info. This is the standard format provided by the iTunes music store.
  • WAV: Perfect quality WAV files. This format works everywhere, and is an exact audio copy of the original CD. It sounds fantastic. Album art and artist and artist info is unfortunately not possible with this format.
  • FLAC Perfect quality open source FLAC files. This is an open source audio format. It is an exact copy of the original CD, and includes CD artwork and artist info. Works great on Linux, VLC and many audio players based on open source.
  • Sports football betting app: High quality open source OGG files. This is an open source audio format. It is a compressed (smaller file size) version of the original CD, and includes CD artwork and artist info. Works great on Linux, VLC and many audio players based on open source.
  • 128k: Medium quality 128K MP3 files. These are medium audio quality MP3 files that will work on every device. The audio quality is good enough for most uses. These files are intended for cases where you want to conserve disk space.