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.
George Petrou, conductor
Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice
Harry Christophers, director
Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto (extract from Act 3)
Ann Hallenburg, mezzo (Tolomeo)
II Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor.