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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Handel in London: 5 Musical Walks

3/5. Donald Macleod and his guest Lewis Foreman explore some fascinating sites along The Strand where Handel undertook his musical business, from visits to publishers to private musical performances in an enthusiast's attic and a local tavern. The final stop is the museum of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children and Handel's favourite charity.

Virtue, truth and innocence (Esther)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)

Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6
Concentus Musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

Sonata in A, Op 1 No 3
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

Anthem for the Foundling Hospital (excerpt)
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby (sopranos)
Shirley Minto (contralto)
James Bowman (countertenor)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Thomas (bass)
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
The Academy of Ancient Music
Simon Preston (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Wed 9 Jan 2008 20:45

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