Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.
Love and the Renaissance frottola, Musicologist Robert Green on the French Baroque hurdy-gurdy, and a Mendelssohn arrangement of Handel’s Acis and Galatea.
Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).
Pamela Thorby performs music of the Renaissance, baroque, and new works for the recorder.
An exploration of Handel’s works written during his tenure as composer-in-residence at Cannons, the stately home of the Duke of Chandos.
An exploration of George Frideric Handel’s music, including his compositions for German patrons, London audiences, and a royal boat trip down the Thames.
Notable recordings of George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah."
A re-issue of Handel's "Water Music" with Ensemble Zefiro and a classic one with The English Concert.
Lots of links involving the letter "B" for the end of the week.