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18th Century Season: Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

In a special 18th-century edition, Suzy Klein is live at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, featuring guests the Early Opera Company with Christian Curnyn and singer Nancy Kerr.

Eighteenth Century Britain: Majesty, Music and Mischief,

To launch Radio 3's 18th century season, Suzy Klein is live at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire to celebrate the 18th century way of doing things with guests Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company.

Kedleston is one of the National Trust's finest 18th Century homes. Built by Robert Adam in the 1760s, it was designed as a showcase for display and entertainment. It was the home of the Curzon family who set out to make a "temple of the arts" - not least a place in which they could pursue their love of music. In today's In Tune - broadcast to launch the BBC's "Eighteenth Century Britain: Majesty, Music and Mischief" season - Suzy Klein brings something of that period to life. Given before an invited audience, Suzy is joined by the acclaimed Early Opera Company and their director Christian Curnyn. Other guests include the folk singer Nancy Kerr with some music reflecting the subtle fusion of popular and art music styles from the time, and the baroque ensemble Musica Donum Dei; plus there's a chance to find out more about Kedleston itself - its sumptuous rooms and furnishings, neo-classical architecture, and flamboyant setting.

Also in the programme: the start of a series of features in which Sean Rafferty visits the Royal Collection to discover particular delights from their array of Georgian objects.

See also: BBC FOUR "The Music That Made Britain: Patriotism, Pleasure and Perfection"

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2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
  • Sophia Dussek

    SOPHIA DUSSEK: Harp Sonata in E flat major, Op.34 No.1 - 3rd movement (Rondo)

    Performer: Kyunghee Kim-Sutre.
    • SONARTI.
    • RT01.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto in 7 parts [after D Scarlatti] no. 9 in C major for strings and continuo

    Performer: Roy Goodman. Performer: The Brandenburg Consort.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDD-22060.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto in 7 parts [after D Scarlatti] no. 9 in C major for strings and continuo

    Performer: Roy Goodman. Performer: The Brandenburg Consort.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDD-22060.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto in 7 parts [after D Scarlatti] no. 6 in D major for strings and continuo

    Performer: Roy Goodman. Performer: The Brandenburg Consort.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDD-22060.
  • James Hook

    The Lass of Richmond Hill

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Sara Stowe. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in F major Op.8`4, ed. E. Warburton

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music - suite in G major HWV.350

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in F major RV.41 for cello and continuo [6 sonatas, no.2]

    Performer: Anner Bylsma. Performer: Hidemi Suzuki. Performer: Jacques Ogg.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • RD 77909.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in F major RV.41 for cello and continuo [6 sonatas, no.2]

    Performer: Anner Bylsma. Performer: Hidemi Suzuki. Performer: Jacques Ogg.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • RD 77909.
  • Charles Dibdin

    Tom Bowling, arr. ? for voice and orchestra [orig. voice and kb.]

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
  • Nancy Kerr

    Barbara Allen

  • Nancy Kerr

    TRADITIONAL: Dance To Your Daddy

  • Francesco Geminiani

    Auld Bob Morrice - air and variation for solo instrument and continuo [from "A treatise of good taste..." 1749]

    Performer: Palladian Ensemble.
    • Linn.
    • CKD010.
  • Michael Overbury & Sara Stowe

    TRADITIONAL: 'Ah happy thou who peaceful liv'st'

  • Catherine Martin

    TRADITIONAL: "Minuet for Cecily"

  • Catherine Martin

    TRADITIONAL: A Lament for Senesino

  • Michael Overbury & Sara Stowe

    TRADITIONAL: 'Negro Song' from the Honourable Miss Juliana Curzon's Music Book

  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music - suite in F major HWV.348

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.

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