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The English Concert

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the year's York Early Music Festival by the English Concert directed by Harry Bicket. Their programme reflects some of Handel's early works as he arrived in London, and includes a cantata and operatic arias sung by soprano Lucy Crowe.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op.3 No.2

    Performers: The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)

    • BBC recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Cantata 'Alpestre monte'

    Performers: Lucy Crowe (soprano), The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)

    • BBC recording.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performers: Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe), The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)

    • BBC recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arias "Vaghe perle" and "Se giunge un dispetto" from Act 1 of "Agrippina", HWV.6

    Performers: Lucy Crowe (soprano), The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)

    • BBC recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Aria "Lascia chi'io piange" from "Rinaldo"

    Performers: Lucy Crowe (soprano), The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)

    • BBC recording.

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