Genre: Classical
Label: Esoteric
Additional Artists: John Eliot Gardiner


English Baroque Soloists Handel Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import SACD

English Baroque Soloists

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Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
Featuring ESOTERIC's Proprietary Re-Mastering Process to Achieve the Highest Level of Sound Quality!
Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!

Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, performed by the English Baroque Soloists on period instruments, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Recorded in February 1991 at Abbey Road Studios in London (Water Music) and June 15-16, 1983, at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (Royal Fireworks).

The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid SACD release of historical recording selections that have been main stays of the catalog since their initial release. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC's proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

SACD Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
SACD Re-mastering Engineer: Masaya Higashino (JVC Mastering Center Daikanyama Studio)
SACD Authoring: Atsuo Fujita (Ef Limited)


  • Limited Edition - One Time Pressing
  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • DSD Mastering
  • Deluxe digipack packaging
  • Made in Japan


English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner conductor


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Water Music
  1. 11.without indication [Variant in F major,HWV 331/1] Suite No.1 in F major, HWV 348
  2. 1. Ouverture (Largo- Allegro)
  3. 2. Adagio e staccato
  4. 3. Allegro
  5. 4. Andante
  6. 3. without indication (da capo)
  7. 5. Presto
  8. 6. Air
  9. 7. Minuet
  10. 8. Bourree / 9. Hornpipe
  11. 10. without indication
  1. 12. Alla Hornpipe [Variant in F major, HWV 331/ Suite No.3 in G major, HWV 350
  2. 16. without indication
  3. 17. Rigaudon / 18. without indication
  4. 19. Menuet / 20. without indication
  5. 21. without indication / 22. without indication
Suite No.2 in D major, HWV 349
  1. 11. Allegro
  2. 12. Alla Hornpipe
  3. 13. Minuet
  4. 14. Lentement
  5. 15. Bourree
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351
  1. 1. Ouverture (Adagio Allegro Lentement Allegro)
  2. 2. Bourree
  3. 3. La paix
  4. 4. La Rejouissa
  5. 5. Menuet I-II

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