Handel and James Oswald
The English Concert
Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the year's York Early Music Festival by the English Concert directed by Harry Bicket. Their programme reflects some of Handel's early works as he arrived in London, and includes a cantata and operatic arias sung by soprano Lucy Crowe.
The warhorse of early music
Lucie Skeaping presents a programme about the 18thC Scottish composer James Oswald, who rose from humble beginnings in Fife to be the official chamber music composer to George III. The programme includes recordings by Concerto Caledonia, soprano Catherine Bott, tenor Iain Paton, the Broadside Band and guitarist Rob MacKillop.
A dark horse?
Is Ms Bott introducing herself?