Charles Avison - Concerto G major for organ / John Peace, Hill organ

  • Description

    This Concerto is no 1 of Opus 9 The movements are: Largo - Allegro - Adagio - Aria con affetto Avison was born in Newcastle on Tyne in 1709 - he spent most of his working life there, directing and composing music in the Handelian-Italianate manner, perhaps having studied with Geminiani in London. He was organist of S.John the Baptist [appropriate considering this recording] and of S.Nicholas [Newcastle Cathedral of more recent times]. His attractive music was mostly in concerto grosso form, with some vocal and keyboard sonatas. He died in 1770. Avison's original design in these concertos was for strings & continuo, also offering a version for solo keyboard. The Hill & Son organ was installed in S.John's in 1870 and is largely in original condition.
  • Owner

    John Peace
  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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