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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
(Halle 1685 - London 1759)

Harpsichord Music
Suites and Transcriptions

FERNANDO DE LUCA
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Susanna Overture (London 1749)

harpsichord trascription published by Walsh (London 1760)

Suite in d minor, HWV 448 (?Hamburg 1704-1706)

  1. Ouverture: [Grave] - Allegro - Adagio
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande I/II
  5. Chaconne [con 10 variazioni]

Sonata in c minor, HWV 366
(?Halle/Hamburg before 1707 or ?London 1711-12)

harpsichord trascription by F. De Luca
after the original oboe sonata Op.1 No.8

  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro

Suite in d minor, HWV 437
(?Hamburg 1703-1706 Publ. Amsterdam 1732 & London 1733)

  1. Prelude d-moll, HWV 561
  2. Allmand
  3. Corrant
  4. Saraband [con 2 variazioni]
  5. Jigg

Siroe Overture (London 1728)

harpsichord trascription published by Walsh (London 1760)

  1. [Grave] - Allegro
  2. Giga. Allegro

"Scherza infida in grembo al drudo"

Aria from Ariodante (London 1734), transcribed by F. De Luca


Issue 2016-01

Recorded in Cagliari:

2015 July 17 ("Scherza infida")
2015 July 24 (Sonata c-min)
2015 July 25 (Suite HWV 437)

Flemish harpsichord built by F. Granziera (1993)
after a Ruckers-Taskin model (Taskin 1780)
Temp. Werckmeister III; Pitch A=415Hz

Recorded in Rome:

2015 November 19 (Susanna Overture)
2014 May 9 (Siroe Overture)
2014 May 10 (Suite HWV 448)

French harpsichord built by C. Caponi (1985)
after Blanchet (1754)
Temp. Werckmeister III; Pitch A=415Hz

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Images: 1. Balthasar Denner (attr.) Portrait of G. F. Handel (detail), c1727, National Portrait Gallery (London); 2. Picture of F. De Luca (c) 2015 Silvio Villa; 3. Picture of F. De Luca (c) 2015 Silvio Villa

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