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Donald Macleod presents Handel's life in the year 1725, a time of drama at the opera as the composer's two prima donnas vie for centre stage.

Donald Macleod presents Handel's life in the year 1725, a year of drama at the opera as Handel's two prima donnas vie for centre stage. He also presents a rare performance of a selection of Handel's "German Arias" - ironically, one of the few major examples of the composer setting his native language - as well as excerpts from the composer's great opera, Rodelinda.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    2 Arias in F major HWV.410/1 for 2 oboes, 2 horns and bassoon [Lbl{R}R.M.18.b.8 ff.25r-32]

    Performer: Christopher HOGWOOD - Director Performer: Academy Of Ancient Music

    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 421-476 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Nicholas KRAEMER Performer: Daniel Taylor - Counter-tenor (Bertarido) Performer: Sophie DANEMAN - Soprano (Rodelinda) Performer: Raglan Baroque Players

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • VCT-545277 2/AC.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata in G minor HWV.360, Op.1`2 for recorder and continuo

    Performer: Anner BYLSMA - Cello Performer: Bob van ASPEREN - Harpsichord Performer: Frans BRUGGEN - Recorder

    • TELDEC.
    • 4509974712.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Kunft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer HWV.202 for soprano, violin and continuo (German aria no.1)

    Performer: Charles MEDLAM - Viola da gamba Performer: Emma KIRKBY - Soprano Performer: Ingrid SEIFERT - Violin Performer: John TOLL - Harpsichord Performer: London Baroque Ensemble

    • EMI.
    • CDC-749 2562.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Susser Blumen ambraflocken HWV.204 for soprano, violin and continuo (German aria no.3)

    Performer: Emma KIRKBY - Soprano Performer: London Baroque

    • EMI.
    • CDC-749 2562.
  • George Frideric Handel

    In den angenehmen Buschen - German aria no.8 HWV.209 for soprano, violin and continuo

    Performer: Emma KIRKBY - Soprano Performer: London Baroque

    • EMI.
    • CDC-749 2562.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Meine Seele hort im Sehen HWV.207 for soprano, violin and continuo (German aria no.6)

    Performer: Emma KIRKBY - Soprano Performer: London Baroque

    • EMI.
    • CDC-749 2562.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alessandro - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Sigiswald KUIJKEN Performer: Sophie BOULIN - Soprano (Rossane) Performer: La PETITE BANDE

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • GD-77110.

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