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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

Programme

Ombra mai fu (Xerse) – Bononcini
In mezzo a voi due (Imeneo HWV41) – Handel
Ritorno o Caro (Rodelinda HWV 19) – Handel

Featured Artists

The English Concert
Tom Foster Director
Anna Dennis Soprano

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