The Elusive Handel

February 1, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Well known for his vocal music, Handel‘s chamber music, written sporadically and published chaotically, is much more elusive. On this edition of Baroque&Before, the Madrid-based ensemble L’Apothéose has chosen six trio sonatas written between the mid 1720s and 1750, with works inspired by Corelli or by his own earlier works.

Tonight’s prorgram was recorded live in concert November 12, 2020 in the Sala de Cámara in Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you tonight’s program as a stream for the next 30 days. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Sonata en trío en fa mayor, op. 2, no 4, HWV 389: Larghetto – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro V. Allegro


Sonata para violín en re menor, HWV 359a: Grave – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro


Sonata en trío en la mayor, op. 5, no 1, HWV 396: Andante – Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro – Gavotte


Sonata para violín en re mayor, op. 1, no 13, HWV 371: Affettuoso – Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro


Sonata en trío en si menor, op. 2, no 1, HWV 386b: Andante – Allegro ma non troppo – Largo – Allegro


Sonata en trío en re mayor, op. 5, no 2, HWV 397: Adagio – Allegro – Musette – Marche – Gavotte


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:e4 : Modéré



L’APOTHÉOSE: Laura Quesada, traverso; Víctor Martínez, violin; Carla Sanfélix, cello; Asís Márquez, keyboard