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Composer of the Week:George Frideric Handel


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1/5. Handel enjoyed the support of several patrons during his career, particularly in the early years, and this week Donald Macleod looks at the music the composerwrote in connection with these supporters. When Handel arrived in Rome in 1707, ecclesiastics and noble families controlled the machinery of patronage. It was in these circles that
Handel would find admirers - among them, the rich and influential Cardinal Pamphili. Dixit Dominus (excerpt)
Westminster Abbey Choir and Orchestra, conductor Simon Preston
// Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (excerpt) Deborah York and Gemma Bertagnolli (sopranos), Sara Mingardo (alto), Nicholas Sears (tenor), Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
Per Te Lasciai la Luce (II Delirio Amoroso) Magdalena Kozena (soprano), Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski
Producer Megan Jones Repeated Sunday 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Simon Preston
Conductor: Gemma Bertagnolli
Sopranos: Sara Mingardo
Tenor: Nicholas Sears
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Soprano: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Marc Minkowski

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