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The 18th century saw in England the waning of the French influence that had arrived in the 17th century at the Restoration, and a corresponding influx of things Germanic. It should come as no surprise, therefore, to discover that 18th-century Londons musical life is framed by the activities of two composers from the Austro-Germanic tradition, Handel and Haydn.
Jacob Kirckman adds yet another dimension to the Germanic enrichment of English culture in the 18th century. He arrived in England in the early 1730s and worked for the harpsichord-maker Tabel. Having married Tabels widow and, in 1755, become a British citizen, Kirckman went on to dominate the field of English harpsichord-making.
Anthony Noble is an Honours Graduate and Fellow of Trinity College, London, and has been awarded prizes both as instrumentalist and as conductor. On completing his post-graduate studies he was appointed Sub Organist and then Organist and Rector Chori of Farnborough Abbey. He is the harpsichordist in the ensemble Le Divertissement du Roi, teaches, and works extensively as a harpsichord and organ recitalist. He has recorded as soloist, conductor, accompanist, and continuo player.
|1||05:12||Ouverture in Radamisto||George Frideric Handel|
|2||04:44||Suite in E minor – 1. Allmand||George Frideric Handel|
|3||03:06||2. Saraband||George Frideric Handel|
|4||01:52||3. Jigg||George Frideric Handel|
|5||02:09||Suite in B flat major – 1. Prelude||George Frideric Handel|
|6||01:54||2. Sonata||George Frideric Handel|
|7||05:24||3. Aria con variazioni||George Frideric Handel|
|8||08:40||Ciacone in G major||George Frideric Handel|
|9||04:14||Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI/13 – 1. Moderato||Franz Josef Haydn|
|10||03:29||2. Menuet and Trio||Franz Josef Haydn|
|11||03:05||3. Finale: Presto||Franz Josef Haydn|
|12||04:29||Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI/4 – 1. (Moderato)||Franz Josef Haydn|
|13||02:53||2. Menuet and trio||Franz Josef Haydn|
|14||04:52||Sonata in D major, Hob.XVII/D1 – 1. Tema con variazioni||Franz Josef Haydn|
|15||00:48||2. Menuet||Franz Josef Haydn|
|16||01:53||3. Finale||Franz Josef Haydn|