Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 73: Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica performs music by Telemann, Handel, and J.S. Bach.


Paintings of Queen Anne and Queen Christiane Eberhardine
Queen Anne of Britain by Michael Dahl (L) and Queen Christiane Eberhardine of Saxony by Louis de Silvestre (R)

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, Ars Lyrica celebrates the legacy of two eighteenth-century European queens and music dedicated to them, with a work by Handel for Queen Anne of Great Britain and a funereal ode by Johann Sebastian Bach for Queen Christiane Eberhardine of Saxony.

Music in this episode:

  • GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, Concerto in A minor, TWV 52:a1
    • Kathryn Montoya, recorder
    • Mary Springfels, viola da gamba
  • GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
    • Ryland Angel, countertenor
    • Dominique McCormick, soprano
    • Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
    • Mark Diamond, baritone
    • Dominique McCormick, soprano
    • Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
    • Tony BouttĂ©, tenor
    • Mark Diamond, baritone
    • Matthew Dirst, harpsichord and conductor
  • Performance date: 4/7/2018
  • Originally aired: 7/28/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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