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Lucie Skeaping with highlights of a concert given at the 2008 Dresden Festival. Countertenor Andreas Scholl and Accademia Bizantina perform arias written for the castrato Senesino.

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the 2008 Dresden Festival of Music in Germany. Countertenor Andreas Scholl, with Accademia Bizantina under the direction of Ottavio Dantone, performs arias which were originally composed for the great 18th century castrato, Senesino. This Italian-born star spent a great deal of his career working with Handel's Royal Academy of Music in London, and premiered many of Handel's great leading roles, including Giulio Cesare and Admeto.

Plus music from Tomaso Albinoni's opera Engelberta, Nicola Porpora's Il Trionfo di Camilla and Antonio Lotti's less well-known Teofane, as well as orchestral works by Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani.

All music recorded at the 2008 Dresden Festival, performed by Accademia Bizantina conducted by Ottavio Dantone.

Handel: Al lampo dell'armi (Giulio Cesare)
Featuring Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Albinoni: Selvagge amenita (Engelberta)
Featuring Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Lotti: Discordi pensieri (Teofane)
Featuring Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for two violins, Op 3 No 8

Porpora: Va per le vene il sangue (Il trionfo di Camilla)
Featuring Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Geminiani: Concerto grosso No 12 in D minor (arrangement of Corelli's Violin Sonata Op 5 No 12 - La Folia)

Handel: Chiudetevi, miei lumi (Admeto)
Featuring Andreas Scholl (countertenor).

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