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Handel Week

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 April 2009

Iain Burnside pays tribute to Handel, and is joined by conductor Christian Curnyn to explore music by the great composer and others influenced by him.

Handel: Handel Suite in B flat
Andras Schiff
Teldec 4509 99051-2, Trs 1-4

Tippett: Fantasia on a Theme of Handel
Steven Osborne (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67461/2 CD1 Tr 4

Beethoven: Die Weihe des Hauses, Op 124
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor)
Arte Nova 578310 CD 2 Tr 5

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah, HWV56) - orch E Goossens
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Beecham (conductor)
RCA 61266 Cd2, Tr 19

Handel: Con l'ali di costanza (Ariodante - Act 1)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907146.48 CD1, Tr 18

Handel: Orlando (Act 1 concluding trio)
Voices tbc
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie (director)
Erato 0630 14636-2 CD1, Tr 21

Handel: Theodora (Act 3)
Susan Bickley (soprano)
Gabrieli Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
DG Archiv CD3

Eccles: O Ravishing Delight (The Judgement of Paris)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 0759, Tr 6

Handel: Sie schallt die Posaun (Messiah, HVW 56) - arr Mozart
Theo Adam (bass-baritone)
Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
DG 427173 cd2, Tr 23

Handel: Se tu non lasci amore
Gillian Fisher (soprano)
James Bowman (countertenor)
The King's Consort
Robert King (conductor)
Helios CDH 55262 Trs 11-12

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24
Andras Schiff (piano)
Teldec 4509 99051-2, Tr 5


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