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Festival Concerts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 8pm

La Risonanza
Fabio Bonizzoni,
director

Handel: From England to Italy
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

The famed ensemble La Risonanza, a three-time winner of the Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize, leads a journey in reverse through the musical life of Handel. For their BEMF début, the musicians start with some of Handel’s most famous pieces from his time in England, including the cantata Mi palpita il cor and a trio sonata from Op. 2, before presenting some of the early Italian jewels of his youth. These compositions of the young Handel would be treasures the master would continue to draw upon for inspiration throughout his rich musical career.

Roberta Invernizzi, soprano; Ana Liz Ojeda & Claudia Combs, violin; Caterina Dell’Agnello, violoncello; Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord

PROGRAM

George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 2, No. 1, HWV 386b
Handel: Mi palpita il cor, HWV 132b
Michele Mascitti: Passacaglia variata from Concerto Grosso Op. 7, No. 4
Handel: Alpestre monte, HWV 81
Handel: Trio Sonata in G major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399
Handel: Notte placida e cheta, HWV 142

La Risonanza

"The playing of La Risonanza is unfailingly stylish."
The Sunday Times