Handel: Complete Oboe Sonatas
Bärenreiter - BA4260
- Composer: George Frideric Handel
- Editor: Terence Best
- Instrumentation: Basso continuo, Oboe
- ISMN: 979-000652193-7
- Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
- Pages: 28
- Urtext / Critical Edition
Handel's sonatas for one solo instrument and basso continuo are some of the finest examples found in the genre. The three oboe sonatas are prime examples of this.
As a scholarly-critical edition this book is concerned with the authentic sonatas written by Handel and not those often found in other collections which are either transcriptions of works originally composed for other instruments (e. g. the F major sonata which is often found in G major) or spurious compositions. All editorial additions are clearly indicated and, as such, players have a solid basis for rendering performances true to the composer's intentions. The publication includes an informative historical as well as performance practice introduction by the noted Handel scholar Terence Best. It contains a score and two oboe/basso continuo parts.
All of this adds up to a sure winner for oboists!