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Early Music: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas Forrest Kelly

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Early Music: A Very Short Introduction Thomas Forrest Kelly 144 Pages ISBN: # 978-0199730766 Oxford University Press 2011 There is a Romantic desire to get back to the beginning of things because, somehow, a certain purity is believed to have existed that has since been sullied by modernity and ...


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Holiday 2017 I – Georg Frederic Handel’s "Messiah"

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A banner year for Handel's warhourse. Charlesworth, Rupert; Wolf, Andreas; Niquet, Hervé; Concert Spirituel Chorus; Pichanick, Anthea; Piau, Sandrine; Concert Spirituel Orchestra; Katherine Watson Messiah. HWV 56 (1754 Version) Alpha Records 2017 The past several years has seen provocative French productions of Handel's flagship Messiah. These include Benoit Haller's ...


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Christmas 2015 I: Handel’s Messiah

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George Frideric Handel's Messiah shows no signs of slowing down 273 years after its debut in Dublin on that cool Irish Friday, 13 April 1742. This current year's batch of recordings includes a brand-spanking new release, two reissues, and one that got away from me. They are, in sum, a celebration of Il Caro Sassone and ...



Label: Naive
Released: 2010
Track listing: Sandrine Piau: soprano voice; Sara Mingardo: contralto voice; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini.


Article: Album Review

Sandrine Piau / Sara Mingardo / Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini: Handel

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Poro, re dell'Indie (Porus, King of the Indians) is an opera seria composed by George Frideric Handel in 1719 for the Royal Academy of Music. Handel's 1731 premiere was conducted by the composer, and cast the great castrato Senesino (Francesco Bernardi) in the roll of Porus, and Anna Maria Strada as Cleofide. In this recording, Rinaldo ...



Label: Telarc Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks; Passacaglia (Total Time: 76:27).


Article: Album Review

The Jacques Loussier Trio: Handel

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The finest in Jazz interpretation of the Classical Canon... Classical music adapted to the jazz medium is nothing new. Pianist Uri Caine spent much of the past four years doing so with the music of Wagner, Schumann, Bach, and Mahler . Currently, the Classical Jazz Quartet (comprised of Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Stefon Harris, and Lewis ...


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