Carnegie Hall Presents

Early Music in Weill Recital Hall

Experience the joy of discovery as a rich world of vibrant music from the Renaissance to the Baroque is presented by the world’s finest musicians. The London Handel Players perform Handel’s chamber music and hit tunes from his operas and oratorios arranged for small ensemble. There’s more Handel and some Bach when Richard Egarr, one of today’s great harpsichordists, plays masterpieces by these two Baroque giants. The beauties of Elizabethan and early-Baroque English songs are presented by tenor Nicholas Phan in a recital where he displays his polished vocals and expressive intensity. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy drinks and merriment with fellow audience members and occasionally the evening’s artists.

Series Events

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 7:30 PM
London Handel Players
Handel at Home
Weill Recital Hall


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


  • HANDEL Trio Sonata in A Major, HWV 396
  • HANDEL Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371
  • HANDEL Opera Arias (arr. John Walsh)
    ·· "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?" from Semele
    ·· "No, no! I'll take no less" from Semele
    ·· "Tornami a vagheggiar" from Alcina
  • HANDEL Flute Sonata in B Minor, HWV 367b
  • HANDEL Harpsichord Suite in E Major, HWV 430
  • HANDEL Trio Sonata in F Major, HWV 389

  • Encore:
  • HANDEL "Verdi prati" from Alcina
"No, no! I'll take no less" from Handel's Semele
Rachel Brown, Flute | London Handel Players
Monday, February 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Richard Egarr
Weill Recital Hall


  • Richard Egarr, Harpsichord


  • BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major
  • BACH Partita No. 6 in E Minor
  • BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major
  • HANDEL Suite No. 3 in D Minor
Bach's French Suite No. 5 in G (Gavotte)
Richard Egarr, Harpsichord
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Nicholas Phan
A Painted Tale
Weill Recital Hall


  • Nicholas Phan, Tenor
  • Ann-Marie Morgan, Viola da Gamba
  • Michael Leopold, Lute and Theorbo


    MORLEY "A Painted Tale"

    The Tale
    PURCELL "O solitude, my sweetest choice"
  • ANON. "Have you seen but a white lily grow?"
  • BLOW "Fairest work of happy nature"
  • BLOW "The Self-Banish'd"
  • LANIER "Fire, fire"
  • BLOW "O turn not those fine eyes away"
  • PURCELL "Sweeter than Roses" from Pausanias
  • PURCELL "She loves and she confesses too"
  • LANIER "No more shall meads"
  • DOWLAND "My thoughts are winged with hopes"
  • BLOW "Of all the torments"
  • DOWLAND "Can she excuse my wrongs"
  • PURCELL "Not all my torments can your pity move"
  • A. FERRABOSCO "So, so leave off this lamenting kisse"
  • DOWLAND "In darkness let me dwell"
  • DOWLAND "Now, O now, I needs must part"
  • DOWLAND "Come, heavy sleep"
  • LANIER "Stay, silly heart, and do not break"
  • PURCELL "An Evening Hymn"
"The Last Rose of Summer"
Nicholas Phan, Tenor | Myra Huang, Piano
Nicholas Phan

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