CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 7:30 PM

London Handel Players

Handel at Home

Weill Recital Hall
Handel’s chamber music is featured alongside delightful arrangements for flute and strings of favorite passages from his stage works. Handel’s publisher recognized a demand for play-at-home instrumental versions of hit tunes from the composer’s operas and oratorios, so he arranged some of the most popular music. These arrangements, as well as versions by London Handel Players’ flutist Rachel Brown, anchor this spirited look at 18th-century music making.

Part of Salon Encores.

Performers

  • London Handel Players
    ·· Rachel Brown, Flute and Recorder
    ·· Adrian Butterfield, Violin
    ·· Laurence Cummings, Harpsichord

Program

ALL-HANDEL PROGRAM
  • Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 1
  • Violin Sonata in D Major
  • Opera Aria Arrangements
    ·· "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?" from Semele
    ·· "No, no! I'll take no less" from Semele
    ·· "Tornami a vagheggiar" from Alcina
  • Flute Sonata in B Minor, Op. 1, No. 9
  • Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E Major
  • Trio Sonata in F Major, Op. 2, No. 4

Audio

"No, no! I'll take no less" from Handel's Semele
Rachel Brown, Flute | London Handel Players
Somm

This performance is part of Early Music in Weill Recital Hall.

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