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Composer of the Week:George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

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1/5. To mark the week in which Handel died 250 years ago, Donald Macleod explores the composer's relationship with the oratorio, which began in 1707. Taci, qual suono ascolto?; Se la bellezza; Lascia la spina; Urne voi ( II trionfo del tempo e del disinganno) Isabelle Poulenard and Jennifer Smith (sopranos), Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), John Elwes (tenor), Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski Oratorio per La Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesu Cristo , Part 1 (excerpt)
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
Acis and Galatea, Act 2 (excerpt)
Willard White (bass-baritone: Polyphemus), English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Producer Chris Barstow Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Handel Masterworks (10 CDs) is available for £16.99 including p&p. To order please send a cheque, payable to Selections, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate), or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect and quote B46-BX843

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Isabelle Poulenard
Sopranos: Jennifer Smith
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Contralto: John Elwes
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Gesu Cristo
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Bass-Baritone: Willard White
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Producer: Chris Barstow

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Composer of the Week:George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

BBC Radio 3, 13 April 2009 12.00






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