26 Nov Vivica Genaux & Les Musiciens du Louvre
N produces the recording of the concert “Händel vs. Porpora” in l’Auditori de Barcelona, to be broadcast by Catalunya Música. Through the splendid voice of Vivica Genaux and Les Musiciens du Louvre, we can grasp the expressive subtlety of two musicians who basked in the favour and glory of the last Baroque.
A contemporary of Bach and Handel, Nicola Porpora became Handel’s adversary in opera, especially when he directed the Opera of the Nobility to rival the Royal Academy of Music which was under the direction of Handel. Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and Les Musiciens du Louvre will give us another taste of this rivalry in a musical arm wrestle that aims to show the beauty of the proposals of both composers. Through a splendid voice we’ll be able to grasp the expressive subtlety of two musicians who basked in the favour and glory of the last Baroque.
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Musiciens du Louvre, orchestra
Thibault Noally, concertino /conductor
HÄNDEL: Agrippina Overture; Abbrugio avvampo e fremo (Rinaldo)
PORPORA: Il Piè s’allontana (L’Angelica) / HÄNDEL: Venti turbini turbini (Rinaldo); Concerto for violin and orchestra, HWV 288; Ho perso il caro bene (Il Parnasso in Festa)
PORPORA: Vanne nel vicin tiempo… fremer da lungi io sento (Il Martirio di San Giovanni Nepumoceno) / HÄNDEL: Cara sposa (Rinaldo)
PORPORA: Come nave in ria tempesta (Semiramide regina dell’Assiria)
HASSE: Fuga e Grave for strings and continuo
PORPORA: Alto Giove (Polifemo)
HÄNDEL: Dopo notte (Ariodante)