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ROBERT ANDERSON

'Lucy Crowe has the range, agility, and subtlety ...'

Il Caro Sassone - Handel in Italy. Lucy Crowe, soprano. The English Concert / Harry Bicket. © 2011 harmonia mundi usa

Competitions who could play faster or more expressively were commonplace between composers when they also happened to be expert instrumentalists. So Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, both born the same year, were set against each other in Rome. Some thought Scarlatti won on the harpsichord, but there was no doubt that Handel was victorious at the organ. So much so that Scarlatti would cross himself devoutly at any sight or mention of his rival...

Copyright © 18 November 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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IL CARO SASSONE - HANDEL IN ITALY

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

ITALY

LUCY CROWE

ENGLISH CONCERT

HARMONIA MUNDI

HARMONIA MUNDI DISTRIBUTION

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