Donald Macleod explores Handel's life in 1739. With a performance of Handel's most popular organ concerto, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.
Donald Macleod introduces the year 1739 in Handel's life, a year when London froze and played havoc with the music season. Featuring a performance of his most popular organ concerto, "The Cuckoo And The Nightingale"; Handel's setting of Dryden's "A Song For Saint Cecilia's Day"; and a real rarity - the composer's "pasticcio" opera "Jupiter In Argos", recorded for the first time only in 2006.
- Thu 19 Jul 2012 12:00
- Thu 19 Jul 2012 18:30