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Orpheus of Our Time

Donald Macleod recounts how the young Handel defied his father to pursue a career in music.

Donald Macleod explores Handel's early years, and recounts how the young composer defied his father to pursue a career in music. After studying alongside Telemann at the University of Halle, Handel travelled to Italy where he was sought out as one of the most outstanding new composers on the peninsula, a reputation that augured well for his subsequent arrival in London.

Messiah: Excerpt from Part II
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor

Almira, Dance Suite
The Parley of Instruments
Peter Holman, conductor

Dixit Dominus (Excerpt)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra
Harry Christophers, Conductor

Rinaldo Act II Sc 4: Lascia ch'io pianga
Cecilia Bartoli, soprano (Almirena)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood, conductor.

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Mon 23 Nov 2015 18:30

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Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - Pt 1 no 18 He shall feed his flock

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers.
    • CORO : COR-1606-2.
    • CORO.
    • 16.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - Pt 1 no 18 He shall feed his flock

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers.
    • CORO : COR-1606-2.
    • CORO.
    • 16.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Almira, Konigin Von Castilien

    Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Peter Holman.
    • HANDEL - Suite: Florindo and Daphne.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Almira, Konigin Von Castilien

    Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Peter Holman.
    • HANDEL - Suite: Florindo and Daphne.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 - Judicabit in nationibus/ De torrente in via bibet / Gloria Patri, et Filio

    Performer: Sixteen Orchestra. Performer: The Sixteen. Performer: Soloist/S.. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-0517.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 - Judicabit in nationibus/ De torrente in via bibet / Gloria Patri, et Filio

    Performer: Sixteen Orchestra. Performer: The Sixteen. Performer: Soloist/S.. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-0517.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo - Act 2 sc 4 Lascia ch'io pianga [aria, Almirena]

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • DECCA : 467-088.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo - Act 2 sc 4 Lascia ch'io pianga [aria, Almirena]

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • DECCA : 467-088.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Il Pastor Fido - Act I Sc 6 Aria - Finche un Zeffiro soave

    Ensemble: Capella Savaria. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Singer: Katalin Farkas. Ensemble: Savaria Vocal Ensemble.
    • HUNGAROTON : HCD-31193.
    • HUNGAROTON.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Il Pastor Fido - Act I Sc 6 Aria - Finche un Zeffiro soave

    Ensemble: Capella Savaria. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Singer: Katalin Farkas. Ensemble: Savaria Vocal Ensemble.
    • HUNGAROTON : HCD-31193.
    • HUNGAROTON.
    • 11.

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