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A Feast of Music

A Feast of Music

Ref: CDG1056

22 tracks 64 min
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Classical favourites for dining and entertaining

Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Rameau; baroque orchestral works from some of the greatest composers of the eighteenth century make a perfect background of elegant but unobtrusive music to help create the right atmosphere at any dinner party.

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A Feast of Music

A dinner party for two - or for twenty! Here is superb classical music to entertain guests over drinks, as a background o a dinner party, and for lingering over coffee afterwards!

Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 3 No 2 George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
1-5 Vivace - Largo - Allegro - Minuet - Gavotte
The European Baroque Orchestra, directed by Roy Goodman

Concerto for two oboes in D minor, RV 535 Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
6-9 Largo/Allegro - Largo - Allegro molto
The European Baroque Orchestra, directed by Roy Goodman

Concerto Grosso in G minor, RV578 Antonion Vivaldi
10-13 Adagio e spiccato - Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro
The European Baroque Orchestra, directed from the violin by Nicolas Mazzoleni

Italian Concerto BWV 971 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
14-16 [Allegro assai] - Andante - Presto
Martin Souter, harpsichord
Pigmalion Suite Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
17-22 Ouverture - Les différents caractères de la danse - Sarabande et tambourin très vite - Marche - Pantomime 1 & 2 - Air gracieux et gai et Contredanse
The European Baroque Orchestra, directed by Roy Goodman



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Inside book:

Throughout history music and food have gone together. From the merry sound of minstrels in the medieval gallery, to the 'Table Music' commissioned from Telemann in eighteenth century Germany, to the music for the fashionable salons and soirées of the nineteenth century, music has always been associated with entertaining and dining. As George Lillo wrote, in Holland in the early eighteenth century, 'There's sure no passion in the human soul, But finds its food in music.'

This album presents music which could suit entertaining and dining. A large and comprehensive selection of Baroque music gives plenty of mood and variety, while remaining cheerfully uplifting throughout. Concertos, dance suites and solo harpsichord contribute to the mood of openness and fun which pervades the whole album. Nothing too serious, but great music, nonetheless!

Music has the power to create atmosphere and to affect the mood and feeling of an assembled group of friends. Use the album for dining, use it for ideas for other musical programmes - or occasions - or simply listen to it for the enjoyment of the great music it contains.


'If music be the food of love, play on'
William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

'Of soup and love, the first is best'
Thomas Fuller: Gnomologia

'The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted.'
William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice


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