Friday 7 December 2018 7:30PM

Arcangelo; Louise Alder soprano; Tim Mead countertenor

Scarlatti, Handel and Porpora

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

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.

BBC Radio 3 will broadcast this concert on Wednesday 12 December at 7.30pm and it will be available via BBC iPlayer Radio and the BBC Sounds app for 30 days

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

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