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Wed 23 Aug, 2017:
Haydn: Symphonies – No 8 in G major (Le soir); No 84 in E flat major; Violin Concerto in A major

No worries about the music here, although the Violin Concerto, however enjoyable, isn’t vintage Haydn, but what disconcerts somewhat is the lack of...

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Fri 17 Feb, 2017:
Mitologia: Scenes and Arias from Handel Operas

DHM have assembled here a pleasingly varied collection of Handel arias. Track 4 is Semele's forceful – and, to her, fatal – aria 'No, I'll take no...

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Fri 06 Jan, 2017:
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano

Expect to find playing of the utmost relaxation here in Beethoven's three sets of variations on themes by Mozart and Handel, all realised with...

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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Mon 29 Aug, 2016:
Handel in Rome 1707: Donna, che in ciel, HWV233; Ah che troppo ineguali, HWV230; Dixit Dominus, HWV232

Three live recordings of three works dating roughly from Handel’s visit to Rome in 1707. The relatively familiar Dixit Dominus was recorded in a...

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Mon 08 Aug, 2016:
Where'er you walk – Arias for Handel's favourite tenor by Arne, Boyce, Handel & JC Smith

Handel and contemporaries wrote many of these arias, sung so well here by tenor Allan Clayton, for John Beard, about whom there is an interesting...

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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with the...

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Thu 05 May, 2016:
Handel: Arminio

Written in 1736, Handel's Arminio has the familiar conflict between love, patriotism and filial duty. The background is of battle between Arminius, a...

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Tue 05 Apr, 2016:
Handel: Imeneo

Handel’s penultimate opera met with a decidedly lukewarm reception at its London premiere in 1740. Undeterred, he took it to Dublin in 1742 during...

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Mon 22 Feb, 2016:
Alessandro Scarlatti: Con eco d'amore – Arias from operas and cantatas

Much-lauded soprano Elizabeth Watts here takes on some little-known repertoire by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) – not the harpsichordist, but his...

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Wed 10 Feb, 2016:
Handel: Duetti e Terzetti italiani

Handel’s youthful sojourn in Italy was famously both a formative and fecund one. Among other gems from this period are a group of chamber duets and...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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