Fire and Water: Händel with Care

Georg Friedrich Händel

Cover of Georg Friedrich Händel

Some of you know that I’m a music lover. I love almost all types, except the trash that owes more to visuals than the music. That means my cutoff is somewhere around 1980 with some exceptions.

But my main love is classical music. And to put an even finer point on it, Baroque music, especially Händel. Who is unarguably the best British composer ever born in Germany. Part of my love for this type of music is the precise, mathematical precision of it, as you listen, see if you can hear it. It’s very elegant, in the normal sense but also in the engineering sense of the term.

Even in that genre though, this is special. The selections are fairly commonplace, a couple of his best but heard often. But here they are played on authentic instruments, and it makes far more difference than one would think.

So here is Le concert spirituel conducted by Hervé Niquet, at Royal Albert Hall. From the 2012 Proms.

  • The Water Music
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks




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8 Responses to Fire and Water: Händel with Care

  1. Beatles, Led Zep, Doors and Stones.


    • NEO says:

      All fine, not as good as this.


  2. the unit says:

    Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Williams, Fats Domino, Elvis. 🙂


    • NEO says:

      Another good grouping. 🙂


  3. the unit says:

    It is evidence that a conductor is necessary. One talented violin, piccolo, and trombone can’t make it work.
    We got bunch of individual talent, but no conductor.


    • NEO says:

      True, but a larger group usually works better with a conductor, not necessarily required but desirable.


  4. the unit says:

    Oh yeah? You never heard my brother’s trombone recital of ’50. Actually they made 78 record of it back then. It was just a few minutes. Wish I could hear now. Was washed away in Camille. 🙂


    • NEO says:

      I hate when things like that happen. I lost a town band program in a house fire. My Grampa was the conductor, and of the 9 member 7 were brothers, one was my Dad. 🙂


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