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The Amorous Duel

Arcangelo and director Jonathan Cohen are joined by soprano Louise Alder and countertenor Tim Mead in Handel's Cantata, The Amorous Duel.

Two leading singers, soprano Louise Alder and countertenor Tim Mead join Jonathan Cohen and his period-instrument orchestra, Arcangelo, for cantatas by Scarlatti, Handel and the latter’s onetime rival, the Neapolitan Porpora – prolific vocal composer and teacher of the famed castrato Farinelli.

Recorded on Friday 7 December at Wigmore Hall.

Presented by Ian Skelly.

Part one:
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725): Cantata: Piango, sospiro, e peno
Alessandro Scarlatti: Clori e Mirtillo
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Trio Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 HWV386b
Nicola Porpora (1686-1768): Ecco che il primo albore

Interval music:
Lodovico Giustini (1685-1743): Sonatina No 1 in G minor (1732) Linda Nicholson (pianoforte)
Pietro Domenico Paradisi (1707-1791): Sonata No 10 in D major (1754) Linda Nicholson (pianoforte)

Part two:
Nicola Porpora: Il ritiro; Sinfonia da camera in G minor Op. 2 No. 3
George Frideric Handel: Cantata: Amarilli Vezzosa (Il Duello Amoroso) HWV82

Louise Alder soprano
Tim Mead countertenor
Arcangelo:
Sophie Gent violin
Louis Creach violin
Max Mandel viola
Jonathan Byers cello
Thomas Dunford lute
Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord

This concert replaces the advertised programme of Stravinsky and Berio by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Piango, sospiro, e peno - cantata

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Tim Mead.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Mentre sul carro aurato (Clori e Mirtillo) - cantata for soprano, alto and continuo

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Louise Alder. Singer: Tim Mead.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio sonata in B minor Op.2`1 [HWV.386] [HG Op.2`1b]

    Ensemble: Arcangelo.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Ecco che il primo albore - cantata for alto, 2 violins and continuo

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Tim Mead.
  • Lodovico Giustini

    Sonata no. 1 in G minor Op.1`1 for piano

    Performer: Linda Nicholson.
    • Passacaille : 1024.
    • Passacaille.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Paradies

    Sonata no. 10 in D major for harpsichord

    Performer: Linda Nicholson.
    • Discovering the Piano.
    • passacaille.
    • 6.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Lasciovi al fin grandezze (Il ritiro) - cantata for soprano, strings and continuo

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Louise Alder.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Sinfonia da camera (Sonata) in G minor Op.2`3

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Amarilli vezzosa (Il duello amoroso) - cantata HWV.82 for soprano, alto, 2 violins and continuo

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Louise Alder. Singer: Tim Mead.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto - opera i Act 3; Caro!... Bella! [duet]

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Louise Alder. Singer: Tim Mead.
  • Richard Galloway

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 1 The Bee Carol

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • David Hughes

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 2 The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Folk Festival (The Gadfly)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol.2: BBC Phil, Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.

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