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Handel and the Orchestra

Saturday 16 December 2006 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

What sort of ear did Handel have for orchestral colour? What factors dictated his choice of instruments in an aria? Looking back to a time when the orchestra was yet to be standardised, Catherine Bott considers the subject with music from Handel's operas and oratorios, including Giulio Cesare, Riccardo Primo and Saul.
 
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Handel/Mozart: Messiah: Part One - "O du die Wonne verdkundet in Zion"
Birgit Finnila (alto)
Austrian ORF Radio Choir
Austrian ORF Radio Symphony orchestra
Charles Mackerras, conductor
ARCHIV 4271732
CD 1 Tracks 9 and 10

Handel: Concerto Grosso for "Alexander's Feast" (1st mvt)
Akademie for Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901685

Handel: Rodelina - "Ombre, piante"
Emma Kirkby
The Brandenburg Consort
Roy Goodman, conductor
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Handel: "Riccardo Primo" Act 3 "Il volo cosi fido"
Lisa Saffer
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan
Harmonia Mundi
HMU 907036

Handel: "Giulio Cesare" - Va Tacino
Andreas Scholl
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi
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Handel: Saul - Act Three: Scenes 2 - 3
Michael Slattery (Witch) Gidon Saks (Saul) Lawrence Zazzo (David) Henry Waddington (Samuel) Finnur Bjarnason (Amalekite)
Concerto Koln
Rene Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi
HMC90187778

Handel: Saul - Act One: Scene 2 Symphony up to end of scene.
Gidon Saks (Saul) Lawrence Zazzo (David)
RIAS Chamber Choir Concerto Koln
Rene Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi
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Handel: Saul - Act One: Scene 4 "Fell rage and black despair" up to Scene 5, end of Symphony
Andreas Scholl (David) Nancy Agenta (Michal) Mark Padmore (Jonathan) Paul Agnew (High Priest) Tom Phillips (Abner)
Gabrieli Conosrt and Players
Paul McCreesh
ARCHIV 474 510-2




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