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Two leading singers join Jonathan Cohen and his period-instrument orchestra for cantatas by Scarlatti, Handel and the latter’s onetime rival, the Neapolitan Porpora – prolific vocal composer and teacher of the famed castrato Farinelli, whose 250th anniversary of death is this year, and whose music Arcangelo’s first recording was of.

Priority booking is open for this concert: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/arcangelo-thomas-dunford-louise-alder-tim-mead-201812071930

Public booking will open on 29 May 2018.

Programme:

  • Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
        • Cantata: Piango, sospiro, e peno
      • Clori e Mirtillo
        • Mentre sul carro aurato
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Trio Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 HWV386b
  • Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
        • Ecco che il primo albore
  • INTERVAL
  • Nicola Porpora
        • Lasciovi al fin grandezze (Il ritiro)
        • Sinfonia da camera in G minor Op. 2 No. 3
  • George Frideric Handel
        • Cantata: Amarilli Vezzosa (Il Duello Amoroso) HWV82

Cast:

  • Sophie Gent violin
  • Louis Creach violin
  • Max Mandel viola
  • Jonathan Byers cello
  • Thomas Dunford lute
  • Louise Alder soprano soloist
  • Tim Mead countertenor soloist
  • Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord

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