Piers Adams: Recorder Music Of Handel, Vivaldi
Piers Adams plays Vivaldi & Handel Handel: Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5 Sonata in G minor for recorder and continuo, HWV360, Op. 1 No. 2 Sonata in C major for recorder and continuo, HWV365, Op. 1 No. 7 Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith' Flute Sonata in D major, HWV 378 Sonata in F major for recorder and continuo, HWV369, Op. 1 No. 11 Sonata in D minor for recorder and continuo, HWV367a, Op. 1 No. 9a 'Fitzwilliam III' Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 1 in F major, RV 433 'La tempesta di mare' Concerto in A minor RV 445 Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV441 Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 3 in D major, RV 428 'Il gardellino' Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 'La notte' Flautino Concerto in C major, RV443 Piers Adams (recorder), Howard Beach (harpsichord, organ) & David Watkin (cello) Musica da Camera, Robert King
Piers Adams is widely regarded as one of the greatest recorder players of our time. He has been heralded as ‘a dazzling virtuoso star’ (BBC Music Magazine), ‘staggering’ (Gramophone), ‘intensely musical and astonishingly colorful’ (Pittsburg Tribune Review), and ‘the reigning recorder virtuoso in the world today’ (Washington Post). Piers has worked tirelessly to develop the recorder’s repertoire and reputation as a serious solo instrument, in particular through his researches into forgotten corners of the instrument’s repertoire, and his numerous arrangements and transcriptions from a wide range of genres. In 1997 Piers founded his now world-renowned baroque quartet Red Priest, with whom he has toured the globe several times, performing over 1000 concerts on four continents in some of the most prestigious music festivals. The group has appeared frequently on TV and radio – including hour long televised features on LWT’s The South Bank Show (UK) – and recorded several acclaimed discs on Red Priest Recordings. The Vivaldi CD is a 1988 recording previously released on Collins Classics and Cala United. The Handel CD is a 1989 recording previously released on Factory Records.