Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1

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London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1) with a treasure trove of music by George Frideric Handel (as well as his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden) centered on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years. The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham. 

Praise for the series: 4*, 5* ‘if all six [discs] are put together with the same care as these two, and directed with the same verve and vigour, this will be a series well worth collecting’ – Early Music Today


Read an interview with London Early Opera conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham at Presto Classical!


 

 
 

 

SKU: SIGCD428

What people are saying

5* – "REVELATORY – A SUPERBLY PERFORMED, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE DISC." Choir & Organ, April 2016

"fine entertainment." BBC Radio 3 Record Review, March 2016

"A pleasant listen all round." The Scotsman, March 2016

"an attractive potpourri…bright, lively sound." The Observer, April 2016

"The highlights include a sprightly organ concerto (Op.4 No.2 with Daniel Moult), the gloriously lugubrious Dead March from Saul, and vocal items that range from slightly yokelish to sophisticatedly pastoral." The Irish Times, April 2016

"A perfectly sensible and enjoyable approach to imagining what a typical night at Vauxhall might have sounded like. There is a charming ebba and flow to this hypothetical entertainment." Gramophone, April 2016

"Winning and Engaging Performances." Planet Hugill, April 2016

"This is light entertainment, most decorously sung and played by London Early Opera, conducted by Bridget Cunningham." Financial Times, May 2016

"An enjoyable and well-thought-out idea for a disc." Early Music Review, May 2016

"a treasure trove…highly recommended." – The Northern Echo, June 2016

"Bridget Cunningham’s re-imagining of the first part of a typical evening’s entertainment puts George Frideric centrestage, and sets the scene delectably with the flirtatious bustle of the Sinfonia to Acis and Galatea." BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

London Early Opera

Bridget Cunningham conductor
Daniel Moult organ
 
Sophie Bevan
Eleanor Dennis
Kirsty Hopkins
Charles MacDougall
Greg Tassell
Benjamin Bevan
 
 

Release date:4th Mar 2016
Order code:SIGCD428
Barcode: 635212042823

  1. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Sinfonia – George Frideric Handel – 3.36
  2. Organ Improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel – Daniel Moult – 0.59
  3. Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 2 in B flat Major, HWV 290: I. Sinfonia: A tempo ordinario e staccato – George Frideric Handel – 0.49
  4. Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 2 in B flat Major, HWV 290: II. Allegro – George Frideric Handel – 4.56
  5. Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 2 in B flat Major, HWV 290: III. Adagio e staccato – George Frideric Handel – 0.48
  6. Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 2 in B flat Major, HWV 290: IV. Allegro ma non presto – George Frideric Handel – 3.07
  7. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains – George Frideric Handel – 0.42
  8. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Hush, ye pretty warbling choir! – George Frideric Handel – 5.43
  9. Colin and Phoebe: A Pastoral – Thomas Arne – 3.34
  10. Saul, HWV 53: Dead March – George Frideric Handel – 3.06
  11. The Advice – George Frideric Handel – 2.10
  12. The Melancholy Nymph, HWV 228 No. 19 – George Frideric Handel – 3.35
  13. Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo No 1 in A Major: I. Adagio – John Hebden – 1.59
  14. Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo No 1 in A Major: II. Fuga – John Hebden – 1.55
  15. Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo No 1 in A Major: III. Largo – John Hebden – 1.33
  16. Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo No 1 in A Major: IV. Allegro – John Hebden – 3.33
  17. L?Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night – George Frideric Handel – 6.12