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Discography: (US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Tribute To Handel" (by Janelle Davis, 12 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"There he connected with another foreign born musician, G.F. Handel who, in the 18th century was up to his elbows in opera production. Handel eventually named Caporale his principal cellist for which he wrote several solo obbligato parts ...

as in the Aria “Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures” from Alexander’s Feast.

Another member of Handel’s orchestra was Johann Ernst Galliard.  A German by birth, Galliard was the son of a French wigmaker, and learned oboe and flute from a French member of the Celle court in lower Saxony.  ..."

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