GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL - ORGAN CONCERTOS OP. 4 & OP. 7
Handel is best known to the wider public for his large-scale choral and orchestral works, but his organ music is equally precious. It was the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels who, diverting him from a career in the law, spotted his exceptional abilities on the instrument. By the age of seventeen, Handel was already the resident organist at the Domkirche in Halle, and he was later to defeat Domenico Scarlatti in a contest of virtuosity during his time in Rome. Martin Haselböck and the Orchester Wiener Akademie have recorded the Organ Concertos opp.4 and 7 in the prestigious Vienna Musikverein, world-famous for its acoustics. Haselböck plays on the hall’s imposing Rieger organ in what is one of its very first recordings. Inaugurated in 2011, it is the fourth organ in the Musikverein since the hall opened in 1870. With its considerable dimensions – much larger than the organs Handel used to play on – the instrument offers a tonal palette rich in contrasts.
A limited CD gift-box, signed by both artists is now available.Please order via e-mail und
The Blue Box
The nine Beethoven symphonies - recorded in the rooms of their world premieres and all piano concertos (with Beethovens piano version of his violin concerto) with Gottlieb Wallisch (Hammerflügel), in the handmade box, signed by Martin Haselböck and Gottlieb Wallisch.
Price: 99€ plus shipping costs
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In our limited CD-gift-box, you will find the nine symphonies of Beethoven and other famous works as Wellington's Victory, Egmont (with John Malkovich), selected piano concertos (Gottlieb Wallisch, Hammerflügel), the Mechanical Trumpeter and many more.
This is the first complete recording of the nine symphonies on original instruments in the original venues like Palais Lobkowitz, the Redoutensaal, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Theater in der Josefstadt and Palais Niederösterreich.
This handmade box is limited and only available at Orchester Wiener Akademie. Every box can be personalized, please tell as which dedication you would like to receive when ordering (mail to: ). Mr. Haselböck will write it personally.
Price: 99€ + postage; pick-up in the office during business hours (10:00-15:00) possible.
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Martin Haselböck, conductor
Release date: March 2020
Label: Alpha Classics
The complete orchestral works by Franz Liszt in their original sound.
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Release date: July 2018
Orchester Wiener Akademie has made over 70 recordings under Martin Haselböck on period instruments, performing works by Bach to Weber. Highlights include RESOUND BEETHOVEN, the complete recordings of all of Beethoven's symphonies and piano concertos on Alpha Classics; and THE SOUND OF WEIMAR, the first complete recording of all of Liszt's works for orchestra on the historical instruments of the composer's time.
Liszt's orchestral works ... have always been the black sheep of the repertoire. Although there are several complete recordings (by Haitink, Masur and Plasson), none of these uses historical instruments of the 19th century. But this is exactly what the Austrian conductor Martin Haselböck offers. The pieces sound less militarised, more defiant, more contemplative and more experimental, all at the same time.
...For those, like me, who missed the separate releases of these recordings, made in Liszt's birthplace of Raiding beginning in 2010, this box set represents a real asset. It demands, as it were, justice for Franz Liszt.'
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