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Handel

This week we’ll examine the life and music of England’s most celebrated German composer.

 
Program 1

Handel: “The Lord Our Enemy Has Slain” fr. Esther
Orchestra of the Sixteen/Christophers
Collins 70402
2:37
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Handel: Sonata Op. 2 in g minor, I & II 
London Baroque
HM 901379
4:06
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Handel: Suite of Dances fr. Almira, I-IV
Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
HM 901852
9:52
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Handel: “Vedrai s’ a tuo dispetto” fr. Almira 
Brandenburg Consort/Goodman; Kirkby, s.
Hyp 66860
4:37
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Handel: Overture fr. Nero (excerpt)
Parley of Instruments/Holman
Hyp 67053
2:27
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Handel: Overture fr. Rodrigo (excerpt)
Overture fr. Rodrigo (excerpt)
Hyp 67053
3:36
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Handel: “Perché viva il caro sposo” fr. Rodrigo
Brandenburg Consort/Goodman; Kirkby, s.
Hyp 66860
6:01
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Handel: Allemande & Rigaudon fr. Florindo
Parley of Instruments/Holman
Hyp 67053
2:39
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Handel: Sinfonia fr. Agrippina
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 419219
3:59
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Handel: “Pensieri, voi mi tormente” & “Bel piacere” fr. Agrippina
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Bicket; Fleming, s.
London B0003160-02
6:57
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Program 2

Handel: “Pensieri, voi mi tormente” fr. Agrippina
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Bicket; Fleming, s.
Lon B0003160-02
1:52
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Handel: “Lascia ch’io pianga” & “Scherzando sul tuo volto” fr. Rinaldo
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood; Bartoli, ms.; Daniels, cten.
Lon 473380
8:30
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Handel: Overture fr. Il Pastor Fido (excerpt)
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 419219
3:20
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Handel: Utrecht Te Deum (excerpts)
Academy of Ancient Music & Choir of Christ Church Cathedral/Preston; soloists
Ois 414413
11:22
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Handel: Water Music- Suite in D Major
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 410525
21:03, 1:45
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Program 3

Handel: Sinfonia fr. Acis & Galatea
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Gibson
ASV 6188
3:12
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Handel: “Oh didst thou know” fr. Acis & Galatea
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Battle, s.
EMI 49179
7:23
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Handel: “I rage, I melt, I burn!” fr. Acis & Galatea
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras; Terfel, bar.
DG 453480
4:22
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Handel: Esther (excerpts)
Orchestra & Choir of The Sixteen/Christophers
Collins 70402
16:50, 6:46
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Handel: Gavotte fr. Ottone
Orchestre Baroque de Montréal/Thiffault
Atma 2157
2:06
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Handel: “Come to me, soothing sleep” fr. Ottone
Ferrier, alto; Moore, p.
EMI 610032
4:14
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Handel: Sarabande & Gigue fr. Keyboard Suite in g minor, HWV 452
Jarrett, p.
ECM 1530
3:34
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Program 4

Handel: Overture fr. Giolio Cesare
Concerto Köln/Jacobs
HM 901385.87
3:01
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Handel: “Piangerò la sorte mia” fr. Giolio Cesare
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Battle, s.
EMI 49179
6:22
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Handel: Giolio Cesare (excerpts)
Concerto Köln/Jacobs
HM 901385.87
13:46
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Handel: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 3 No. 4b
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teldec 8.35545
10:19
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Handel: Violin Sonata in G major, HWV 358
Manze, v.; Egarr, hps.
HM 907259
4:39
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Handel: Zadok the Priest
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Phil 412733-2
5:27
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Handel: Concerto for Organ No. 6 in B-flat Major
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Malcolm, hps.
Lon 458333
6:29
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Program 5

Handel: “See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes” fr. Judas Maccabaeus
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412733-2
3:24
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Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6 No. 1
Academy of Ancient Music/Manze
HM 907228.29
11:04
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Handel: “Revenge, Timotheus cries” fr. Alexander’s Feast & “Ombra mai fu” fr. Serses
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras; Terfel, bar.
DG 453480
7:12, 3:00
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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
LSO/Szell
Lon 417694
14:19
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Handel: “Worthy is the Lamb” & Hallelujah Chorus fr. Messiah
English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Phil 411041
7:26, 3:47
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