By the time he issued his first collection of harpsichord suites in 1720, Handel had already focused his attention entirely on opera. As soon as it was published, the set delighted music lovers and became a bestseller all over Europe. It was such a success that it was reprinted many times. Alternating between the French and Italian styles, Handel does not respect the customary sequence of dance suites of the period. But he does touch the heart. On this recording, harpsichordist Pierre Hantai brings out all the direct charm and imaginative power of these these remarkable works.
By the time he issued his first collection of harpsichord suites in 1720, Handel had already focused his attention entirely on opera. As soon as it was published, the set delighted music lovers and became a bestseller all over Europe. It was such a success that it was reprinted many times. Alternating between the French and Italian styles, Handel does not respect the customary sequence of dance suites of the period. But he does touch the heart. On this recording, harpsichordist Pierre Hantai brings out all the direct charm and imaginative power of these these remarkable works.
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Handel: Suites Pour Clavecin
Artist: Pierre Hantai
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1. Handel: Suite in a Major HWV 426 - Prélude
2. Handel: Suite in a Major HWV 426 - Allemande
3. Handel: Suite in a Major HWV 426 - Courante
4. Handel: Suite in a Major HWV 426 - Gigue
5. Handel: Suite in F Major HWV 427 - Adagio
6. Handel: Suite in F Major HWV 427 - Allegro
7. Handel: Suite in F Major HWV 427 - Adagio
8. Handel: Suite in F Major HWV 427 - Allegro (Fugue)
9. Handel: Suite in D minor HWV 428 - Präludium, Allegro (Fugue)
10. Handel: Suite in D minor HWV 428 - Allemande
11. Handel: Suite in D minor HWV 428 - Courante
12. Handel: Suite in D minor HWV 428 - Air ; 5 Variations
13. Handel: Suite in D minor HWV 428 - Presto
14. Handel: Fugue in C minor HWV 610
15. Handel: Suite in E minor HWV 429 - Allegro (Fugue)
16. Handel: Suite in E minor HWV 429 - Allemande
17. Handel: Suite in E minor HWV 429 - Courante
18. Handel: Suite in E minor HWV 429 - Sarabande
19. Handel: Suite in E minor HWV 429 - Gigue

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By the time he issued his first collection of harpsichord suites in 1720, Handel had already focused his attention entirely on opera. As soon as it was published, the set delighted music lovers and became a bestseller all over Europe. It was such a success that it was reprinted many times. Alternating between the French and Italian styles, Handel does not respect the customary sequence of dance suites of the period. But he does touch the heart. On this recording, harpsichordist Pierre Hantai brings out all the direct charm and imaginative power of these these remarkable works.