London Handel Players
Friday, October 4, 2013
Adrian Butterfield Violin
Oliver Webber Violin
Katherine Sharman Cello
Laurence Cummings Harpsichord
The London Handel Players ’ debut performance for the London Handel Festival 2000 initiated an enduring and very successful partnership of some of Britain’s leading early music specialists. The group performs regularly at the Wigmore Hall and has appeared at major festivals in Europe and North America, collaborating frequently with other artists, including singers Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor and the popular Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. In addition to their appearances with the London Handel Players, members of the group pursue busy individual careers as soloists, directors, recording artists, and teachers.
The group’s concert program, Handel at Home, features some of his liveliest and most engaging works, adapted for chamber ensemble. Handel’s contemporary, the Italian violinist and composer Francesco Geminiani, is represented by his Trio Sonata in F Major, a work he performed before King George I, accompanied on harpsichord by Handel.
Trio Sonata, Op. 5, No. 4 in G Major
Violin Sonata in D Major
Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in G Minor
Harpsichord Suite in E Major
Arias from Semele:
“No, no, I’ll take no less”
“Myself I shall adore”
Trio Sonata, Op. 1, No. 9 in F Major
“The London Handel Players shine in immaculately prepared, finely balanced and lyrical performances.” –Early Music Today
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