HANDEL: 8 Great Suites for Harpsichord (2CD) – Asako Ogawa

£13.00 + P&P

Available on backorder

***** / ***** BBC Music Magazine
FHR142 Categories: , ,


Released: 7 July 2023
Limited edition of 300 physical units

Asako Ogawa harpsichord

George Frideric HANDEL (1685–1759)
8 Great Suites for Harpsichord, HWV 426–433 (1720)

Chaconne in G major, HWV435 (1733 based on 2nd version)

The album will be available as a physical 2CD DigiSleeve and on all digital platforms

Recording venue: St Saviour, Chalk Farm, London, UK, 27, 29 and 31 August 2022
Produced by Nicholas Parle
Engineered, edited and mastered by John Croft (Chiaro Audio)

Album photo: Craig White

Press Quotes

‘Asako Ogawa explores the rich variety of styles with rhythmic suppleness and a lively feeling for characterisation. Her extrovert gestures are spontaneous and authoritative, qualities which greatly enhance the two sets of Air and Variations… Recorded sound is vibrant, allowing for every characteristic nuance of the Dulcken model and its selected tuning to be savoured.’ (PERFORMANCE: ***** / RECORDING: ***** BBC Music Magazine)

‘In all, her Handel Suites count among the best recorded versions’. (Gramophone Magazine)

‘Overall, this recording is a considerable achievement’ (Early Music Review)