The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr live at the BBC Proms in a concert that celebrates Handel's visit to Rome to hear the music of Arcangelo Corelli
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1
Handel: Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli'
Valentini: Concerto grosso in A minor for four violins, Op. 7 No. 11
Handel: Cantata 'Tra le fiamme'
Corelli: Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12
Sophie Bevan (soprano)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (conductor)
Before settling in Britain Handel visited to Rome to hear the famous Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. Unable to write operas - which were temporarily banned in the Papal states - Handel turned his hand to writing sacred music. In this first of five Proms Saturday Matinees, Richard Egarr, Sophie Bevan and the Academy of Ancient Music examine Handel's vivacious Italian cantatas in the context of virtuosic concerti grossi and harpsichord music by Corelli and his compatriots.