Arcangelo: Handel, Bach & Vivaldi

March 22, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Handel and King George I by Edouard Hamman

Soprano Carolyn Sampson and countertenor Tim Mead join Arcangelo, under the direction of Jonathan Cohen, for a program comprising music of three leading Baroque composers: Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach. Along with instrumental works, we’ll hear Handel’s Latin motet, written in the 1720s, an admired example of his luscious vocal writing, Vivaldi’s cantata on an Arcadian theme, and Bach’s parody motet of Pergolesi’s celebrated Stabat Mater.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert February 19, 2022 in London’s Wigmore Hall. Thanks to WFMT’s association withe the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you tonight’s broadcast as a stream for 30 days following our broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear below when the stream is accessible.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Silete venti, HWV 242
Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Concerto grosso in F, HWV 315, op. 3/4
– Andante/Allegro – Andante – Allegro – Minuetto alternativo

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Cantata: Cessate, omai cessate, RV 684
– Cessate, omai cessate – Ah, ch’infelice sempre – A voi dunque ricorro orridi specchi – Nell’orrido albergo

Tim Mead, countertenor

L’estro armonico: Concerto for 2 violins in A minor, RV 522, op. 3/8
– Allegro – Larghetto e spiritoso – Allegro

Michael Gurevich, Beatrice Philips, violins

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 (after Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater)
Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor

Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen, director & keyboards