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Handel's Borrowing

Saturday 14 June 2008 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott explores Georg Friedrich Handel's controversial and frequent musical 'borrowings', which in today's world of music copyright would likely be condemned as plagiarism.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Handel: Messiah - His yoke is Easy
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/ Christophers (conductor)
Dawson/ Denley/ James/ Davies/ George (soloists)
Hyperion CDD22019
CD1 Track 22

Handel: Italian Duet - Quel fior che all'alba ride (HWV192) 1st movement
Le Concert d'Astree/ Haim
Patricia Petibon/ Anna Maria Panzarella
Virgin Classics 5455242
Track 9

Handel: Messiah pifa (pastoral symphony)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/ Christophers (conductor)
Dawson/ Denley/ James/ Davies/ George (soloists)
Hyperion CDD22019
CD 1 Track 13
Segue
Playford: The Dancing Master Parthenia
The Broadside Band
Amon Ra CDSAR28
Track 6 (excerpt)

Telemann: Musique de table - concerto for 3 violins (excerpt)
Camerata of 18th Century/ Hunteler
MD&G MDG31105802
CD 3 Track 5 (excerpt)

Handel: Solomon - Sinfonie: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Gabrielli Consort/ McCreesh
ARCHIV 459688-2
CD 3 Track 1

Telemann: Flute Sonata from Pt I of Telemann's Musique de Table - 1st and last movements
Camerata of 18th Century/ Hunteler
MD&G MDG31105802
CD 2 Tracks 5 & 8

Handel: Organ Conc HWV 304 - 1st and last movements
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Van Asperen
VCD5452362
CD 2 Tracks 15 & 17

Gottlieb Muffat: Trio from II componimenti musicali..
Ruso (harpsichord)
TREC40005
Track 14

Handel: Theodora (trio from Ouverture)
Les Arts Florissant/ Christie
ERATO 0927431812
CD 1 Track 2

Handel: Israel in Egypt - Egypt was glad
The Sixteen/ Orchestra of the Sixteen/ Christophers
COLLINS CLASSICS 70352
CD 1 Track 2

Kerll: 4th Canzona
Haselbock (organ)
NOVALIS 1500942
Track 13

Handel: Concerto Grosso hwv 327 (op6 no9) (final gigue)
Concentus Musicus Wien/ Harnoncourt
TELDEC 835603
CD2 Track 6

Corelli: Concerto grosso no.12 (giga)
Modo Antiquo/ Sardelli
TC650308
Track 37

Handel: The Ways of Zion do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline): II The Ways of Zion do Mourn
Alsfelder Vokalensemble/ Barockorchester Bremen/ Helbich
CPO 9992442
Track 2 (excerpt)

Mozart: Requiem (Introitus)
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmonic/ Solti
DECCA 4336882
Track 1 (excerpt)


Articles on Handel's borrowings:

The Case for Handel's Borrowings: the Judgement of Three Centuries
George J. Buelow

Why Did Handel Borrow?
John H. Roberts

Both articles are compiled in:
Handel: Tercentenary Collection Ed. Stanley Sadie and Anthony Hicks
Published 1987
Boydell & Brewer
ISBN:083571833

Another Handel Borrowing from Telemann? - Capital Gains
Ian Payne
The Musical Times, Vol. 142, No. 1874 (Spring, 2001), pp. 33-42 (article consists of 10 pages)




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