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Europa Galante - 18th-Century Works

With Petroc Trelawny. Baroque ensemble Europa Galante and conductor Fabio Biondi are joined by tenor Ian Bostridge in 18th century works, by Handel, Vivaldi, Caldara and Scarlatti.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Italian Baroque ensemble Europa Galante and conductor Fabio Biondi are joined by tenor Ian Bostridge, renowned for his interpretations of Baroque music, to perform a selection of 18th century works.

Their programme explores arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Caldara and Scarlatti written specifically for three 18th century singers with close links to Handel - Annibale Pio Fabri, Francesco Borosini and John Beard - the superstar tenors of their age. To complete this feast of Baroque music, Europa Galante also take to the stage alone to perform instrumental works by Corelli and Telemann.

Telemann: Ouverture a quatre (Schwering manuscript) in F
Caldara: Lo so, lo so: con periglio (Joaz)
Vivaldi: La tiranna, e avversa sorte (Arsilda)
Vivaldi: Sinfonia from the opera Ercole sul Termodonte
Boyce: Softly Rise, O Southern Breeze (Solomon)
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4 in D
Scarlatti: Se non sa qual vento (Marco Attilo Regolo)
Handel: From Celestial Seats Descending (Hercules)
Handel: Suite from the opera Rodrigo
Handel: Scorta siate a passi miei (Giulio Cesare)

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor

Followed by...

String Quartets for the Twenty First Century
Each evening this week, a look at some of the exciting string quartets of the younger generation. Starting this evening with the Elias Quartet, founded in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music and now BBC New Generation Artists with an enviable list of prestigious international engagements.

The Elias String Quartet play
Mozart: String Quartet in A major, K464
(recorded live at the East Neuk Festival 2010).

2 hours, 15 minutes