Recorder Sonata No.1

George Frideric Handel

Recorder Sonata No.1 in G minor

HWV360, Op. 1/2

About this work...

The measured tread and hypnotically steady theme of the opening Larghetto-Adagio announce this as a sober sonata, indeed, but not one that exploits its minor key for pathos. Upon each iteration, the recorder's melody becomes a bit more ornate, so the movement is not as austere as it initially seems. The Andante picks u...