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Our new season starts in style with music from England’s favourite adopted composer, George Frideric Handel.
While he seems to have attracted a number of less than complimentary comments from fellow composers (Berlioz calling him ‘a barrel of pork and beer’), he’s never been received by anything less than acclaim here in London, with his Royal Fireworks remaining a favourite to this day. The rest of the programme features orchestral overtures and arias from French composer and Gamechanger, Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Rameau Ouverture, Airs pour les Athletes, Bruit de Guerre, Gravement, Funeral Lament Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux and Menuet from Castor et Pollux
Rameau Sommeil from Dardanus
Rameau Règne avec moi, Bacchus from Anacréon
Rameau Tambourins 1 & 2 from Dardanus
Rameau Je vole, amour from Les Paladins
Rameau Chaconne from Dardanus
Handel Concerto Grosso in G minor Op. 6 No. 6
Handel Che sento o Dio and Se Pieta from Giulio Cesare
Handel March from Scipione
Handel Scoglio d’immota fronte from Scipione
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
William Christie conductor
Sandrine Piau soprano
Concert finishes at approximately 9pm.
Listen to a taster of the music on Spotify below:
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Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
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