Amorous duets, arias, and instrumental works mix freely on this tribute to the Baroque era’s finest musical dramatist. A truly cosmopolitan figure, George Frederic Handel combined a sturdy German musical heritage with sophisticated Italian training, in works that remain emblematic of his adopted English home.
Soloists: Joanna Latini, soprano; Richard Trey Smagur, tenor; Kathryn Montoya, baroque oboe
• Cecilia, volgi un sguardo for soprano, tenor, and strings, HWV 89
• “As steals the morn” from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
• Oboe Concerto in G Minor, HWV 287