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1739

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 July 2012

Donald Macleod introduces the year 1739 in Handel's life, a year when London froze and played havoc with the music season. Featuring a performance of his most popular organ concerto, "The Cuckoo And The Nightingale"; Handel's setting of Dryden's "A Song For Saint Cecilia's Day"; and a real rarity - the composer's "pasticcio" opera "Jupiter In Argos", recorded for the first time only in 2006.

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4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:00

    George Frideric Handel Concerto no. 13 in F major HWV.295 (The Cuckoo and the nightingale) for organ and orchestr

    Performer: Simon PRESTON - Organ Performer: Trevor PINNOCK - Harpsichord Performer: The ENGLISH CONCERT

    ARCHIV, 413-2682

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:16

    George Frideric Handel Giove in Argo [Jupiter in Argus] - pasticcio opera

    Conductor: Sylvie Kraus Conductor: Matthias BECKERT Performer: Benoit HALLER - Tenor (Arete) Performer: Lisa Tjalve - Soprano (Calisto) Performer: Tanya ASPELMEIER - Soprano (Isis) Performer: Cologne Concert Royal Performer: Wurzburg Chamber Choir

    MUSICAPHON, M56891

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:30

    George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso in B flat major Op.6`7

    Performer: William CHRISTIE - Director Performer: Les ARTS FLORISSANTS

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC-901507

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:46

    George Frideric Handel Ode for St Cecilia's day (From harmony, from heav'nly harmony)

    Performer: Carolyn SAMPSON - Soprano Performer: Crispian STEELE-PERKINS - Trumpet Performer: James GILCHRIST - Tenor Performer: Jonathan COHEN - Cello Performer: Lynda SAYCE - Guitar Performer: Rachel BROWN - Flute Performer: Robert KING - Keyboards Performer: King's Consort Choir Performer: The KING'S CONSORT

    HYPERION, CDA- 67463

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