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Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society, now celebrating its bicentennial.
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December 13, 2014 The group gave the first U.S. performance of Handel's Messiah, and still plays it today. Yet the ensemble has constantly evolved.
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March 6, 2013 Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.
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Violist Nadia Sirota.
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February 12, 2013 From Christopher Purves' bottomless bass voice and the soaring Sibelius Fifth to a violist's new take on the Baroque, it's this week's list of albums we can't stop listening to.
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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is facing budget battles, and the shame of being silenced while backing a pop group.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
August 17, 2012 The Atlanta Symphony struggles, a one-handed pianist graduates and the music of John Cage continues.
July 27, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
May 3, 2012 Watch an intensely physical and deeply felt performance by a soprano who brings operatic elegance and rock glam to music by Handel, Dowland and Monteverdi at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York.
Baritone William Shimell sings the title role in Handel's opera Hercules in Aix-en-Provence in 2004.
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February 29, 2012 Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
Lisa Smirnova studied Handel's suites for five years before recording them.
February 12, 2012 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.
December 16, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
Richard Croft and Danielle de Niese star in Handel's 'Semele' at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
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June 30, 2011 Bowing to market forces isn't just a modern concern: 'Semele' was Handel's attempt to appeal to fans of spiritually minded oratorios and lusty operatic dramas alike.
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