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Composer of the Week: George Frideric Handel


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Simon Heighes explores the extent to which Handel can be counted as an English composer, and starts with his contributions to the London stage.
'Twas when the seas were roaring from the what d'ye call it (The Alchymist)
Patrizia Kwella (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Or la tromba (Rinaldo) James Bowman
King's Consort/ Robert King
Let us take the road (The Beggar's Opera)
Roger Bryson (bass)
Broadside Band, director
Jeremy Barlow
/ rage, / melt, I burn;
0 ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea) Willard White (bass)
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Alceste (excerpts)
Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, director
Christopher Hogwood Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Simon Heighes
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Robert King
Bass: Roger Bryson
Director: Jeremy Barlow
Bass: Willard White
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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