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Arias by the Italians who threatened Handel's unique position
"Extremely interesting repertoire; we hear about Handel's trials
and tribulations at the hands of other imported composers, but
rarely do we get to hear any of their music. I hope they go on
to discover more gems."
Early Music Review, December 1999.
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Handel held a unique position of supremacy is London but he was
constantly threatened by Italians who enjoyed periods of intense
popularity. Unpublished and largely unperformed since the 18th
century, this programme shows what Handel was up against.
Marie Vassiliou (soprano)
Alasdair Elliott (tenor)
James Eastaway (oboe)
John Trusler & Andrew Roberts (violins)
Nicholas Roberts (cello)
Jane Clark (harpsichord)
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