Presented by John Shea.
A series of performances of music inspired by dance features hear Handel's lively dance suite Terpsicore, which also borrows from earlier works.
Katalin Farkas (soprano)
Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
Handel Operas 2009:
Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas continues with Oreste - a 'pasticcio', compiled by the composer from his own glittering catalogue of previous works. With contributions from Annette Landgraf, author of The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia.
Handel: Oreste (Acts 1 and 2)
Oreste ...... Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo-soprano)
Ermione ...... Maria Mitsopoulou (soprano)
Ifigenia ...... Mata Katsuli (soprano)
Pilade ...... Antonis Koroneos (tenor)
Toante ...... Petros Magoulas (bass)
Filotete ...... Nicholas Spanos (countertenor)
George Petrou (conductor)
Bartok: Dance Suite
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Koenig (conductor).