Handel - Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, etc | Arts Music 477398

Handel - Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, etc

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Label: Arts Music

Cat No: 477398

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th November 2008

Contents

Artists

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)
Julia Gooding (soprano)
Francesco Cera (organ)
Coro della Radio Svizzera
I Barocchisti

Conductor

Diego Fasolis

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76
Organ Concerto in F major, HWV295 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'
Zadok the Priest, HWV258

Artists

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)
Julia Gooding (soprano)
Francesco Cera (organ)
Coro della Radio Svizzera
I Barocchisti

Conductor

Diego Fasolis

About

The Ode on St. Cecilia's Day was originally written in the year 1697 to a text by John Dryden (1631-1700), one of the major poets of the classical era. Cecilia was a Christian woman martyr who has become the patron saint of musicians due to her legendary musical skills. The encounter with Drydens’ Ode for Cecilia was Handel’s first contact with English poetry, and he set the words into music at a time when his success as a composer of Italian influenced operas had begun to falter.

The other works featured on the disc, the Concerto for Organ No. 13 HWV 295 and the festive anthem Zadok the Priest, were the sort of pieces often performed by Handel himself alongside larger scale works like the Ode on St. Cecilia during his concert series. One of four Coronation Anthems that Handel composed for the coronation of George II in 1727, Zadok the Priest (HWV 258) was written by the composer to texts from the King James Bible. It has been sung at every subsequent British coronation service.

Diego Fasolis studied at the Conservatory of Zurich and later with Gaston Litaize and Michael Radulescu. Since 1988 he has been conductor of the early music ensemble I Barocchisti, with whom he has made a string of successful discs on the “Arts” label, including acclaimed recordings of J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suites and Brandenburg Concertos.

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