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Eduard van Beinum

Clarke, Handel-Harty, J.C. Bach: Orchestral Works (CD)

This unique collection, newly remastered from original Philips recordings, documents the work of Dutch conductor, Eduard van Beinum, in Baroque and Rococo repertoire.

This set presents a suite from the Water Music compiled and re-orchestrated by the English conductor, Sir Hamilton Harty, recorded for Decca with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The conducting matches Harty’s arrangement in grand style with a warm legato string sound. The "Fireworks Music" also for Decca and in Harty’s arrangement, dates from two years later, in sessions with the Concertgebouw that also included the "Trumpet Voluntary" of Jeremiah Clarke.

What makes these performances still very attractive, even after six decades, is the great musical joy that they express.

TRACK LIST

JEREMIAH CLARKE arr. SIR HENRY WOOD
Trumpet Voluntary

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL arr. HAMILTON HARTY
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite
Water Music Suite

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
Sinfonia in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 2
Sinfonia in D major, Op. 18 No. 4

Concertgebouworkest
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum