Vocal Duets & Trio Sonatas by Handel

May 4, 2022, 10:00 pm

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Jacob Philipp Hackert: View of Saint Peter’s in Rome (1777)

Soprano Louise Alder and countertenor Christopher Lowrey join Ensemble Marsyas for an all-Handel program of trio sonatas and vocal duets, culminating in the 1708 cantata Amarilli Vezzosa, one of a few cantatas that only survive, unpublished, in manuscripts in the Santini collection at Münster.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert May 29, 2021 in London’s Wigmore Hall. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we will be able to bring you tonight’s concert as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sinfonia in B flat, HWV 339

Tanti strali al sen mi scocchi, HWV 197

Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 393 (“Dresden)
– Andante, Allegro, Largo, Allegro

Conservate, raddoppiate, HWV 185

Bassoon Sonata in F, op. 1/11, HWV 369
– Larghetto, Allegro, alla siciliana, Allegro

Amarilli vezzosa (‘Il duello amoroso’), HWV 82

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan, director
Louise Alder, soprano
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor