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Ensemble Matheus - Handel, Telemann

Live from Wigmore Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Brittany's Ensemble Matheus join forces with Iestyn Davies for a Handel programme, including highlights from works he wrote for the London stage along with Splenda l'alba in oriente, a compact Italian cantata in praise of virtue.

Handel:
Eternal source of light divine
Israel in Egypt: Their land brought forth frogs
Joseph and his Brethren: The peasant tastes the sweets of life
Xerxes: Overture
Jephtha: Up the dreadful steep ascending
Semele: Your tuneful voice
Xerxes: Sinfonia
Semele: Despair no more shall wound me

8.15: Interval

8.35
Handel:
Cantata: Splenda l'alba in oriente

Telemann:
Concerto in E minor for flute and recorder

Handel:
Arias from Partenope:
Sento amor;
Ch'io partal;
Furibondo spira il vento

Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Neil Brough, trumpet
Alexis Kossenko, recorder, flute
Jean-Marc Goujon, flute
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, director

Brittany's Ensemble Matheus and its artistic leader, the violinist Jean-Christophe Spinosi, made a fine impression with their late-night appearance at the BBC Proms two years ago. They join forces with Iestyn Davies for a scintillating Handel programme, including highlights from works he wrote for the London stage along with Splenda l'alba in oriente, a compact Italian cantata in praise of virtue.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Nov 2012 19:30
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