Handel

Joyce DiDonato as Agrippina and Duncan Rock as Pallante in Handel's Agrippina - Photo - Marty Sohl -
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 12 noon. The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with its first-ever Saturday matinee broadcast of Agrippina, Handel’s satire about the lust for power in ancient Rome. The work dates from 1709, making it the oldest opera ever broadcast from the Met. Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role as the Empress who will stop at nothing to make sure her son inherits the throne.

The Loves of Acis and Galatea
Alexandre-Charles Guillemot (1786–1831 / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1924.

Airs Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 12 noon. During October, The WFMT Radio Network is proud to partner with Music of the Baroque to present three performances by Handel. This week we present Acis and Galatea, HWV 49.

The Crossing of the Red Sea - Nicolas Poussin  (1594–1665)
Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer.

Airs Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 12 noon. During October, The WFMT Radio Network is proud to collaborate with Music of the Baroque to present three performances by Handel. This week we present Israel in Egypt, HWV 54.

George Frideric Handel
Anonymous - Attributed to Balthasar Denner (1685–1749) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer.

Airs Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 12 noon. During October, The WFMT Radio Network is proud to partner with Music of the Baroque to present three performances by Handel. This week we present Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63.

Airs Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Sanata Fe Chamber Music Festival hosted by Kerry Frumkin. In this opening concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker will join violinist Daniel Hope and Cellist Mark Kosower for Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49. Also on the program Handel's “Voi che udite il lamento” from Agrippina with David Daniels, countertenor; Liang Wang, oboe; L.P. How & Kathleen Brauer, violin; Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola; Alastair Eng, cello; Leigh Mesh, bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord. And in the center, Vivaldi's Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 447.

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