The first re-issue of the box set includes:
- Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (1 CD)
- Concerti Grossi Op. 6 (3 CDs)
- 128-page full colour booklet
- Free shipping*
Ottavio Dantone, leading his Accademia Bizantina, offers a personal reading of the undisputed masterpiece in Händel's instrumental production: the Concerti Grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6.
The deluxe box set includes 4 CDs (one for the Opera 3 and three for the Opera 6), with an accompanying booklet (128 pages, in Italian and English) that provides a historical and stylistic overview of the concertos and their modern interpretation.
The complete recording of the whole series of concertos (the six concertos of Op. 3 and the twelve concertos of Op. 6) addresses the highest point ever reached by Händel in the form that, from Corelli onwards, posed a challenge to all composers of the Baroque period.
Written at the height of the creative fervour of his London days in the late 1730s, the Op. 6 concertos show Händel's personality in taking up Corelli's legacy and elaborating it with his own language.
The Op. 3 concertos, commissioned by the music publisher Walsh who assembled them by drawing on Händel’s earlier works, are one of the most ingenious commercial ventures of the time.
*Delivery time is 24-48 hours for shipping to Italy, 6-7 working days for shipping to the rest of the world.