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In The Studio: The English Concert

With the release of Handel: Rodelinda, The English Concert's debut recording with Linn, less than a month away, we are already planning the second in this eagerly awaited Handel series. La Resurrezione reunites Rodelinda's stars Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies with director Harry Bicket and welcomes new guest soloists Hugo Hymas, Sophie Bevan and Ashley Riches.

La Resurrezione, composed by Handel in his mid-twenties, and first performed on Easter Sunday in 1708, marked the climax of Handel’s time in Rome. The premiere featured none other than Handel directing from the harpsichord and Corelli leading the orchestra from the violin!

This oratorio details the events between and during Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In La Resurrezione, we can already see Handel’s mastery of musical technique in the arias and ensembles as he gives dramatic colour to the different characters in the story.

Look out for this recording in 2022.

 

La Resurrezione recording c. Tony Ga-Ken Wong