World-renowned countertenor David Daniels joins The English Concert, one of Europe’s most celebrated period-instrument ensembles.
World-renowned countertenor David Daniels joins The English Concert, one of Europe’s most celebrated period-instrument ensembles, for sparkling vocal and instrumental showpieces by some of the continent’s greatest Baroque composers.
Daniels’s peerless lyricism and infectious energy will be put to good use in three passionate arias by Handel. Scarlatti’s Perchè tacete, regolati concenti and Vivaldi’s Cessate, omai cessate are intense cantatas of unrequited love, one full of ornate floating melodies, the other brimming with rage and heartbreak – and both ideal settings for Daniels’s vivid characterisation and gymnastic vocal abilities.
The English Concert
Harry Bicket Director and harpsichord
David Daniels Countertenor
Nadja Zwiener Violin
Katharina Spreckelsen Oboe
Sinfonia ‘Clori, Dorino e Amore’
Cantata ‘Perchè tacete, regolati concenti’
Concerto in A for oboe d’amore BWV1055
Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin BWV1060
Cantata ‘Cessate, omai cessate’
‘Crede l’uom’ from Il trinofo del tempo e del disinganno
‘Voi che udite’ from Agrippina
‘Perfido’ from Radamisto