Godly machinations and Roman power struggles, such are the subjects of Leclair’s only opera and Purcell’s first major work for the English stage.
Muffat moves his own chess pieces in his quest to unite the styles of France, Italy and Germany, while Bach offers one of his timeless masterpieces. Christian Curnyn returns to direct the orchestra with much-loved repertoire.
The English Concert
Christian Curnyn director/harpsichord
Nadja Zwiener violin
Tuomo Suni violin
Handel Concerto Grosso in D Op.6, No.5 HWV 323
Purcell Suite from Dioclesian Z627
Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043
Leclair Suite from Scylla et Glaucus
Muffat Sonata V in G from Armonico Tributo