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Master of the Orchestra

Donald Macleod focuses on the period when Handel took charge at the Royal Academy of Music and became composer of music for His Majesty's Chapel Royal.

Handel takes charge at the Royal Academy of Music and becomes Composer of Music for His Majesty's Chapel Royal.
At the height of his career, Handel is commissioned to compose music for the King's coronation, but there's trouble afoot at the Royal Academy with squabbling singers and exorbitant costs. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Overture: Alessandro
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou, conductor

Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, director

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto (extract from Act 3)
Ann Hallenburg, mezzo (Tolomeo)
II Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor

Overture: Lotario
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Alessandro: Overture, Act 1 sc1,2

    Orchestra: Armonia Atenea. Conductor: George Petrou.
    • Handel: Allessandro.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alessandro: Overture, Act 1 sc1,2

    Orchestra: Armonia Atenea. Conductor: George Petrou.
    • Handel: Allessandro.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The King Shall Rejoice

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO : COR-16066.
    • CORO.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The King Shall Rejoice

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO : COR-16066.
    • CORO.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto: Extract from Act 3

    Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Director: Alan Curtis. Singer: Ann Hallenberg.
    • ARCHIV : 4777106.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto: Extract from Act 3

    Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Director: Alan Curtis. Singer: Ann Hallenberg.
    • ARCHIV : 4777106.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lotario: Overture

    Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Conductor: Alan Curtis.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 82876-58797 2.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lotario: Overture

    Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Conductor: Alan Curtis.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 82876-58797 2.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.

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