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Frogs, locusts and rivers of blood

William Christie conducts the Orchesta of the Age of Enlightenment in Israel in Egypt, one of Handel's most dramatic oratorios.

Israel in Egypt is one of Handel's most extravagantly dramatic oratorios. Placing the chorus in the spotlight, Handel uses the collective voices to tell the story of an entire people, demanding greater virtuosity than ever before in some thrilling choral writing.

William Christie conducts the period ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, joined by the group’s own choir, in the launch of a series of Handel oratorios to be performed over the 2017 Proms. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Israel in Egypt, oratorio - Part 1
Zoe Brookshaw (soprano), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Christopher Lowrey (counter tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Dingle Yandell (bass baritone), Callum Thorpe (bass), Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie (conductor)

01:14 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Israel in Egypt - oratorio (original 1739 version) - Part 2
Zoe Brookshaw (soprano), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Christopher Lowrey (counter tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Dingle Yandell (bass baritone), Callum Thorpe (bass), Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie (conductor)

01:40 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Israel in Egypt - oratorio (original 1739 version) - Part 3
Zoe Brookshaw (soprano), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Christopher Lowrey (counter tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Dingle Yandell (bass baritone), Callum Thorpe (bass), Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie (conductor)

02:18 AM
Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1696-1763)
Concerto in G minor for oboe, strings and bass continuo (Allegro; Largo; Presto)
Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe), Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik, Mary Utiger (director)

02:31 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor (Op.45)
Julian Rachlin (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

02:55 AM
Sigurd Lie (1871-1904)
Symphony in A minor
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor)

03:28 AM
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Prelude for guitar no.3 in A minor
Norbert Kraft (guitar)

03:35 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
3 Sonatas for piano
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

03:42 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1684-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (artistic director)

03:56 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Salieri's Aria from Mozart and Salieri - opera in 1 act (Op.48)
Robert Holl (bass), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

04:04 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Flute Quartet no 4 in A major (K.298)
Dae-Won Kim (flute), Yong-Woo Chun (violin), Myung-Hee Cho (viola), Jink-Yung Chee (cello)

04:16 AM
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Rosen aus dem Suden, waltz Op 388
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

04:26 AM
William Kroll (1901-1980)
Banjo and Fiddle
Moshe Hammer (violin), Valerie Tryon (piano)

04:31 AM
Armas Jarnefelt (1869-1968)
Kanteletar
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ilpo Mansnerus (conductor)

04:37 AM
David Wikander (1884-1955), Gustaf Fröding (lyricist)
Kung Liljekonvalje (King Lily of the Valley)
Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson (conductor)

04:41 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Trio in F major for 2 flutes and continuo
Karl Kaiser (flute), Michael Schneider (flute), Rainer Zipperling (cello), Harald Hoeren (harpsichord)

04:50 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
The Alchymist - incidental music HWV.43
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Monica Huggett (conductor)

05:07 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata in C K.330
Dang Thai Son (piano)

05:21 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
Gaétan Laperrière (baritone), Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Gilles Bellemare (conductor)

05:26 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Tod und Verklärung (Op.24)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

05:51 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione and piano
Lise Berthaud (viola), Francois Pinel (piano)

06:17 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major
Jozef Illéš (horn), Jan Budzák (horn), Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio, Vlastimil Horák (conductor)

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Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Israel in Egypt, oratorio - Part 1

    Singer: Zoë Brookshaw. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Singer: Christopher Lowrey. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Dingle Yandell. Singer: Callum Thorpe. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: William Christie.
    • GBBBC.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Israel in Egypt - oratorio (original 1739 version) - Part 2

    Singer: Zoë Brookshaw. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Singer: Christopher Lowrey. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Dingle Yandell. Singer: Callum Thorpe. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: William Christie.
    • GBBBC.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Israel in Egypt - oratorio (original 1739 version) - Part 3

    Singer: Zoë Brookshaw. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Singer: Christopher Lowrey. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Dingle Yandell. Singer: Callum Thorpe. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: William Christie.
    • GBBBC.
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti

    Concerto in G minor for oboe, strings and bass continuo (Allegro; Largo; Presto)

    Performer: Hans-Peter Westermann. Ensemble: Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik. Director: Mary Utiger.
    • DEWDR.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor (Op.45)

    Performer: Julian Rachlin. Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • NONRK.
  • Sigurd Lie

    Symphony in A minor

    Orchestra: Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • NONRK.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Prelude for guitar no.3 in A minor

    Performer: Norbert Kraft.
    • CACBC.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    3 Sonatas for piano

    Performer: Arturo Michelangeli.
    • PLPR.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Orchestra: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
    • AUABC.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Salieri's Aria from Mozart and Salieri - opera in 1 act (Op.48)

    Singer: Robert Holl. Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery.
    • NLNOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Quartet no 4 in A major (K.298)

    Performer: Dae-Won Kim. Performer: Yong-Woo Chun. Performer: Myung-Hee Cho. Performer: Jink-Yung Chee.
    • KRKBS.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Rosen aus dem Suden, waltz Op 388

    Ensemble: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Roman Zeilinger.
    • DKDR.
  • William Kroll

    Banjo and Fiddle

    Performer: Moshe Hammer. Performer: Valerie Tryon.
    • CACBC.
  • Armas Järnefelt

    Kanteletar

    Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilpo Mansnerus.
    • FIYLE.
  • David Wikander

    Kung Liljekonvalje (King Lily of the Valley)

    Lyricist: Gustaf Fröding. Ensemble: Radiokören. Conductor: Eric Ericson.
    • SESR.
  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Trio in F major for 2 flutes and continuo

    Performer: Karl Kaiser. Performer: Michael Schneider. Performer: Rainer Zipperling. Performer: Harald Hoeren.
    • DEWDR.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The Alchymist - incidental music HWV.43

    Orchestra: CBC Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Monica Huggett.
    • CACBC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in C K.330

    Performer: Dang Thai Son.
    • HRHRT.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'

    Singer: Gaetan Laperriere. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Trois‐Rivières. Conductor: Gilles Bellemare.
    • CACBC.
  • Richard Strauss

    Tod und Verklärung [Death and Transfiguration] (Op.24)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • GBBBC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione and piano

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: François Pinel.
    • GBBBC.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major

    Performer: Jozef Illéš. Performer: Jan Budzak. Ensemble: Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio. Conductor: Vlastimil Horák.
    • SKSR.

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