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Wed 24 Sep 2014

Sint Baafskathedraal, Ghent

Ghent Festival: Musical Fireworks

Time: 8:30pm

Admission: €12-€55

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While George Frideric Handel -England’s favourite adopted composer- 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 Music for the 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.

Part of the Ghent Festival

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

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