Handel & J.C. Smith: Harpsichord Music / Perkins

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Acclaimed harpsichordist and early music specialist Julian Perkins here presents the premiere recording of Six Suites, op. 3, by Handel’s assistant, John Christopher Smith.This project...

Acclaimed harpsichordist and early music specialist Julian Perkins here presents the premiere recording of Six Suites, op. 3, by Handel’s assistant, John Christopher Smith.This project seeks to reappraise Smith the composer, whose music bubbles over with brilliance, wit and charm. In his pieces, athletic hand crossings, unpredictable figurations, sudden major to minor key shifts and sequences built over repeated left-hand chords vie with one another to create music both technically demanding and theatrical.An arrangement by Handel of his Riccardo Primo overture also features.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: May 26, 2015


  • UPC: 095115080726


  • Catalog Number: CHAN 0807


  • Label: Chandos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Handel, Smith


  • Performer: Julian Perkins