Artists

Stefan Temmingh

Recorder

Dorothee Mields

Soprano

Capricornus Consort Basel

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Program

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto E-Dur RV 269 für Violine, Streicher und Basso continuo «La Primavera / Der Frühling» (Die vier Jahreszeiten)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Augelletti, che cantate (Almirena's Aria from "Rinaldo" HWV 7a)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly from L'Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato HWV 55

Georg Friedrich Händel

Concerto in F major for organ and orchestra HWV 295, No.13

The Cuckoo and the Nightingale

Jean-Philippe Rameau

La Poule

from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin No. 12

Georg Philipp Telemann

Trauermusik eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels TWV 20:37

Tragikomische Kantate

Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus IV (from Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto in D Major for Flute, Strings and Basso continuo RV 428 «Il Gardellino»

Georg Friedrich Händel

Hush ye pretty warbling choir! (Galatea's Aria from "Acis and Galatea HWV 49)

Duration: c.: 1h 45m with one intermission

In many compositions of the Baroque era—whether in opera, oratorio, or instrumental music—birdsong plays an important role. Reason enough for recorder virtuoso Stefan Temmingh, soprano Dorothee Mields, and the Capricornus Consort Basel to dedicate an entire concert program to this subject. In addition to arias by Handel und concertos by Vivaldi, including „Spring“ from The Four Seasons, audiences will also get to know Rameau’s La Poule („The Chicken“) and Telemann’s “Funeral Music for an Artistically Inclined Canary.”