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Dublin's Matthew Dubourg

Lucie Skeaping is joined by conductor Peter Whelan to explore the life and music of Matthew Dubourg, a great friend of Handel's, and himself a celebrated violinist and composer.

Lucie Skeaping is joined by conductor Peter Whelan to explore the life and music of an extraordinary yet uncelebrated Irish musician. Matthew Dubourg was the leader of The Irish State Musick from the 1720s to the 1740s and was a great friend of Handel’s - possibly one of the main contributing factors for his visit for the premiere of "The Messiah". He was the most celebrated violinist of his day, a great fan of Irish traditional music and wrote some stunning pieces for the Dublin court.

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Matthew Dubourg

    Dubourg's Maggot

    Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Claire Duff. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Director: Peter Whelan.
    • LINN CKD 532.
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    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A Major for 2 Violins Rv.519

    Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Claire Duff. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Director: Peter Whelan.
    • LINN CKD 532.
    • LINN.
    • 2.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata in A Major for Violin and Continuo Op.5`9

    Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Philippe Grisvard.
    • LINN CKD 532.
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    • 12.
  • Matthew Dubourg

    Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Sophie Gent. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Director: Peter Whelan.
    • LINN CKD 532.
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    • 6.

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