The musical rivalry between Handel and Bononcini, both living in London in the 1720s, led the poet John Byrom to poke fun at them as “Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee”, thus creating the pair of characters that Lewis Carroll would make famous. Here is a fascinating chance to compare the music of these two masters side-by-side.
Outstanding period chamber orchestra The English Concert will bring the Baroque battle to life with passion and precision. They are joined by the golden-toned Anna Dennis to perform some of music’s most heart-rending arias.
Kindly supported by Sir Michael and Lady McWilliam
“Strange all this Difference should be ‘Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!” – John Byrom