Programmes - Non-choreographed - Handel and Companye

Philippa Hyde soprano
Tim Carleston counter-tenor
Daisy Vatalaro baroque cello
Helen Rogers harpsichord
Lynda Sayce theorbo (optional)

In this dazzling programme, that giant of 18th century London, George Frideric Handel, is heard in the context of his immediate contemporaries and rivals. Including music by Giovanni Bononcini, described by Burney as that "true genius of the Italian language", Geminiani and the composer, churchman and diplomat Agostino Steffani, this concert displays virtuosic and enthralling duets, cantatas and sonatas.

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George Frideric Handel   INTERVAL
Duet 'Sono liete, fortunate'    
    Agostino Steffani
Francesco Geminiani   Duet 'Son erede di tormenti'
Cello sonata No I in A major    
    George Frideric Handel
Agostino Steffani   Suite No VII in G minor for solo harpsichord
Duet 'Che volete o crude pene'   Cantata 'Sento lá che ristretto'
George Frideric Handel   Giovanni Bononcini
Cantata 'Dolce pur d'amor l'affano'   Duet 'Luci barbare spietate'
Duet 'Fronda leggiera e mobile'