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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Handel in London: 5 Musical Walks

1/5. Donald Macleod embarks on his first walk through Handel's London, featuring the composer's home of 36 years and its immediate environs. He begins with a guided tour of the Handel House Museum on Brook Street, then visits St George's Hanover Square, the church in which Handel worshipped, played the organ and rented a pew. The final stop is Carlisle Street in Soho and the 18th century offices of Private Eye magazine, where art director Tony Rushton talks about his passion for former resident JC Smith, Handel's friend and amanuensis.

Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
The English Concert Choir
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord/director)

Verdi prati; Mi Lusinga; Sta nell'Ircana (Alcina)
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Honour and arms scorn such a foe (Samson)
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Fugue in B flat
Jennifer Bate (organ)

The Triumph of Time and Truth (Act 2 excerpt)
Gillian Fisher (soprano)
Charles Brett (countertenor)
Stephen Varcoe (bass)
London Handel Choir and Orchestra
Denys Darlow (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 Jan 2008 20:45

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