Handel & Bach—Italian Style

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

Handel

J. S. Bach

Pre-Concert Lectures

Gorgeous, rarely heard works for orchestra and voice—Handel’s passionate Apollo e Dafne for soprano and baritone, and Bach’s “Non sa che sia dolore” for solo soprano—highlight a program exploring works in the Italian style by the era’s greatest German composers. A lively concerto grosso by Handel and Bach’s ravishing A Minor Violin Concerto are also featured.

Hear the Music

Handel

  • Apollo e Dafne—Ardi, adori, e preghi in vano

  • Apollo e Dafne—Come rosa in su la spina

  • Concerto Grosso in B-Flat, op. 3, no. 2—Vivace

Bach

  • Cantata No. 209, Non sa che sia dolore, Aria—Parti pur, e con dolore

  • Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Allegro