Program: #10-11, Air Date: 03/08/10A cantata, some sonatas, and whatever else we missed on our musical celebration of Handel and his time. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival (www.rnmusic.nl). The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell. RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gw2qGUaBw
NOTE: All of the music on these programs comes from earlier concerts we have featured so far:
I. Holland Baroque Society/Sergio Azzolini, cond.
--GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Concerto grosso in b minor, op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330
II. Stefanie True, soprano/Contrasto Armonico/Marco Vitale, cond.
--HANDEL: Dite, mie piante (Rome, July/August 1708--Copied for Ruspoli, 1708-"Tell me oh greenery, who has taken the white lily? Who has made this elusive and beautiful shepherdess?")
III. Holland Baroque Society/Sergio Azzolini, cond.
--CHARLES AVISON (1709-1770): Concerto grosso No. 3 in d minor, "after a sonata by Scarlatti"
--FRANCESCO GEMINIANI (1687-1762): Concerto grosso No. 12 in d minor, "La Folia"--after Corelli's Opus 5, No. 12
GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759), CHARLES AVISON (1709-1770), FRANCESCO GEMINIANI (1687-1762)