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Rise of the Oratorio

Donald Macleod recounts how Handel's rivalry with the Opera of the Nobility drove the composer to produce his own glorious season of opera and oratorio.

Donald Macleod recounts how Handels rivalry with the Opera of the Nobility drove the composer to produce his own glorious season of opera and oratorio.

Overture: Deborah:
The King's Consort
Robert King, conductor

Alcina (extract from Act 2)
Joyce DiDonato, soprano (Alcina)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor

Organ Concerto in G major, Op 4 No 1
Paul Nicholson, organ
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

Sweet bird, that shuns't the noise of folly (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)
Gillian Webster, soprano
Gabrieli Consort
Paul McCreesh, conductor.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Deborah - Overture

    Performer: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Hyperion: A66841.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Deborah - Overture

    Performer: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Hyperion: A66841.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - Act 2 Sc VIII- ScX

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Director: Alan Curtis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon: 477 7374.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - Act 2 Sc VIII- ScX

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco. Director: Alan Curtis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon: 477 7374.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto No 1 In G Minor Op 4`1

    Performer: Paul Nicholson. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS : --70162.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
    • 10.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto No 1 In G Minor Op 4`1

    Performer: Paul Nicholson. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS : --70162.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
    • 10.
  • George Frideric Handel

    L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Ed Il Moderato - Air sweet bird, that shuns’t the noise of folly

    Singer: Gillian Webster. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD 392.
    • Winged Lion/Signum.
    • 17.
  • George Frideric Handel

    L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Ed Il Moderato - Air sweet bird, that shuns’t the noise of folly

    Singer: Gillian Webster. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD 392.
    • Winged Lion/Signum.
    • 17.

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