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No. 6 is actually a harp concerto. Oops! I still had to rate it to post this - so I gave it 5 stars...

Now I Like Handel Even More

I have found another favorite organist in Simon Preston. The principals in this particular endeavor obviously "clicked". The result is excellent recordings of first-rate performances by all involved. Indeed, J.S. Bach is finally getting a run for his money in my estimation. This is easily one of my best purchases of the genre - and that includes the beautiful harp rendition of Concerto No. 6.

Richly Baroque

Simon Preston is surely one of the best interpreters of the baroque organ, and like the penultimate E.Power Biggs, short on "fluff" and high on delight. The #8 is among the finest you can hear, and despite the premium price, this is clearly a Handel collector's dream. Archiv is DGG's most intelligent offerings, so get it, and then know you've bought a precious gem.


Born: August 4, 1938 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Simon Preston has established a career as both a virtuoso organist and conductor (mainly) of religious choral music. He has also composed music, though his works have yet to gain a foothold. Preston is an expert on organs as well, affecting replacement of the traditional cathedral-style organ at Christ Church, Oxford, with a Rieger organ from Austria; he was consulted on the replacement of organs at the concert hall at St. John's, Smith Square, and at Tonbridge School. Preston has developed a broad...
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Handel: Complete Organ Concertos, Simon Preston
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 1984

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