Handel: Jephtha; Rodrigo; Concertos for Lute and Harp
Anthony Lewis; Thurston Dart
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824749
Barcode
00028948247493
Format
1-CD
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Jephtha, HWV 70: Sinfonias*
Rodrigo, HWV 5 – Suite*
Philomusica of London
Anthony Lewis

Concerto for Harp and Lute in B flat major*
Arrangement of Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 294 (Op. 4 No. 6)
Edited by Thurston Dart
Osian Ellis, harp
Desmond Dupre, lute
Philomusica of London
Granville Jones

Harp Concerto in F major*
Arrangement of Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 293 (Op. 4 No. 5)
Edited by Thurston Dart
Osian Ellis, harp
Philomusica of London
Granville Jones

Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 ‘Alexander’s Feast’
Carl Pini & Neville Marriner, violins
Philomusica of London
Granville Jones

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Jephtha, Rodrigo); unidentified (Concertos)
Balance Engineers: Alan Reeve (Alexander’s Feast); unidentified (Jephtha, Rodrigo, Lute and Harp Concertos)
Recording Locations: Decca Studio 1, West Hampstead, London, UK, March 1958 (Jephtha, Rodrigo); Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, UK, 8 June 1959 (Lute and Harp Concertos); Watford Town Hall, London, UK, 2 June 1959 (Alexander’s Feast)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne
Original L’Oiseau-Lyre Releases: OL 50170 / SOL 60001 (Jephtha, Rodrigo); OL 50181 / SOL 60013 (Concertos)

Reviews

‘The piece that really gave me pleasure was the fine Concerto in C, in which the violin duetting of Carl Pini and Neville Marriner struck me as being very near the zenith of sonorous pulchritude … I doubt whether it will ever be played better than on this disc.’ Gramophone, March 1960

‘This is a delicate and airy performance [of Op. 4 No. 6] … The Concerto grosso is performed with vivacity, and the sound throughout is fine.’ High Fidelity, July 1961