Suites by Purcell and Handel, Sonatas by Haydn

Trevor Pinnock

  • Total Time: 77 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0033

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  • Trevor Pinnock harpsichord

Trevor Pinnock, is one of the pioneering figures in historically informed performance, having founded the English Concert in 1973.

When The Independent reported on a harpsichord recital by Pinnock at Wigmore Hall in 2005, the reviewer judged that “he has lost none of his finesse, while expanding his musical range.”

This programme spans the Baroque and Classical periods and features suites and sonatas by Purcell, Haydn and Handel.

Some years ago, Pinnock made a studio recording of Handel suites. The reaction from Gramophone Magazine hints at the pleasures in store on this new disc from Wigmore Hall Live: 'Once in a while a reviewer receives a record that strikes him as being so exactly right that, without switching off his critical faculties, he finds himself just sitting back and enjoying it. In an ideal world this would doubtless always be so; but I must thank Trevor Pinnock … for this particular contribution to my personal Utopia.'

Track Listing

Purcell (1659-1695)

Suite No. 4 in A minor Z663

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Sonata in D major HXVI:14

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Suite in G minor HWV432
Suite in F major HWV427


Suite in G minor Z661

Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata in G major HXVI:27
Piano Trio in C HXV:27
Keyboard Sonata in D major HXVII:D1


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