Handel: Water & Fire – B’Rock Orchestra, Dmitry Sinkovsky

July 17, 2023, 9:00 am

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George Frideric Handel’s Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks were both written for royal open-air ceremonies and as such may well have been drowned out by the noise of pyrotechnics and the waves of the Thames. Still, after Handel’s lifetime, they quickly became audience favorites. This recording captures a live performance in Gent, Belgium, with the B’Rock Orchestra almost matching the approximately 50 musicians that Handel originally employed, conveying the pomp and splendor of the occasion while also highlighting the coloristic richness and refinement of the score.