Handel * Royal Fireworks Music with Concerto Grosso and Ouvertures * FLAC
It seems to be a Handel week on Demonoid! The Royal Fireworks Music was composed "in 1749 under contract of George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London's Green Park on 27 April 1749. It was to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. The performing musicians were in a specially constructed building which had been designed by Servandoni, a theatre designer. The music provided a background for the royal fireworks. However the display was not as successful as the music. The enormous wood building caught fire due to the fall of the bas relief of George II. However, the music had been performed publicly six days earlier, on 21 April 1749 when there was a full rehearsal of the music at Vauxhall Gardens. Over twelve thousand people, each paying 2s 6d, rushed for it, causing a three-hour traffic jam of carriages, after the main route to the area south of the river was closed (after the new London Bridge's central arch collapsed and it had to be closed)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_the_Royal_Fireworks Enjoy!
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Performers: Trevor Pinnock and the english concert
Label: Archiv produktion
RIP-Tool: Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3
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