Handel's Most Regular Patron Between 1707-8 Was Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, With Whom The Compos

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022005051020050517er resided in splendour, dividing his time between the Palazzo Bonelli in Rome and the Prince's castle in Vignanello.

Tu fedel? Tu costante?

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Salve Regina

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Choir and Orchestra of Westminster Abbey

Simon Preston (conductor)

Clori Tirsi e Fileno (extract)

Drew Minter (countertenor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

La Resurrezione, Scene 1

Angelo....Annick Massis

Maddalena....Jennifer Smith

Cleofe....Linda Maguire

San Giovanni....Jon Mark Ainsley

Lucifero....Laurent Naouri

Les Musiciens du Louvre

Marc Minkowski (conductor).

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)

2/5. Handel's most regular patron between 1707-8 was Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, with whom the composer resided in splendour, dividing his time between the Palazzo Bonelli in Rome and the Prince's castle in Vignanello.

George Enescu (1881 - 1955)

2/5. And He Awakes the Music of Our Souls

From the turn of the century to 1914, Enescu was beginning to assume a central role in the musical life of Romania. When not touring internationally as a violinist or conducting in the capital Bucharest, Pele castle in the mountains of Sinaia was his refuge for composition.

Donald Macleod explores the influences revealed in Enescu's music at this point in his career.

Romanian Rhapsody No 2

George Enescu Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra

Cristian Mandeal (conductor)

Sept Chansons de Cl退ment Marot

Sarah Walker/Roger Vignoles

Symphony No 1, extract MVTIII

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

Lawrence Foster (conductor)

First Piano Quartet, extract MVTI

Yvonne Piedemonte (piano)

Members of the Voces String Quartet

Sept Chansons de Cl?ment Marot