London Early Opera

Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 2

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212047927
Catnr: SIGCD 479
Release date: 08 September 2017
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About the album

London Early Opera continue their programme themed around a typical evening’s entertainment at the 17th & 18th century Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, with a second collection of works by George Frideric Handel and contemporary composers of the day (John Stanley, Thomas Gladwin, John Lampe and Johann Adolph Hasse). Featuring performances by soloists Claire Bessant, Mary Bevan, Benjamin Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Charles MacDougale, Nicky Spence and Greg Tassell, the programme evokes the carnival of music and entertainments that amused visitors in these London gardens for nearly 200 years.

The booklet notes feature images and expert commentaries on the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and as well as conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

De Londen Early Opera vervolgt hun programma rond een typische entertainment avond in de 18de eeuwse “Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens” in Londen, met een tweede reeks werken van Handel en van zijn tijdgenoten John Stanley, Thomas Gladwin, John Frederick Lampe en Johann Adolph Hasse. Op het album zijn onder andere uitvoeringen te horen van solisten laire Bessant, Mary Bevan, Benjamin Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Charles MacDougale, Nicky Spence en Greg Tassell. “London Early Opera” brengt de muziek en het amusement van bijna 200 jaar geleden opnieuw tot leven.

Het bijbehorende boekje bevat afbeeldingen en deskundige teksten over Vauxhall Gardens door David E. Coke en de dirigent en musicoloog Bridget Cunningham.


London Early Opera are leading exponents of baroque research as they work closely with musicologists, historians, editors and researchers finding new interesting programmes, unrecorded music which feature detailed historical performance practice.

LEO link dramatic music and singing with narration and art history to create magical performances in their oratorio and concert performances.

They have recently recorded discs of Handel at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Handel in Italy with multi Grammy winning producer Chris Alder and singers Sophie, Mary and Ben Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Greg Tassell, Kirsty Hopkins, Claire Bessent, Charles MacDougal.

The group is directed by harpsichordist, conductor and early music specialist Bridget Cunningham and they have performed to acclaim at several major venues including Southwark Cathedral, Grosvenor Chapel and St James’ Church, Piccadilly and across France.

London Early Opera offers concerts, operas, educational workshops, lecture recitals and recordings and collaborate on other projects such as their recent recording of George Butterworth.


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