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Encore Houston, Episode 115: Mercury

Mercury performs works by Vivaldi, Handel, and other European composers from the Baroque era.


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Concert photo of violinist Jonathan Godfrey and Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Concertmaster Jonathan Godfrey performing with Mercury

On this episode of Encore Houston, Mercury performs works that evoke the age-old dichotomy of love and war, with a collection of concertos and dance suites from the Baroque era.

Music in this episode:

  • ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in E major for violin, RV 271, “L’Amoroso”
  • HEINRICH BIBER: Battalia
  • JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Suite des amantes, from Pièces de clavecin en concerts
  • GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6
  • DOMENICO ZIPOLI: Battalia imperiale
  • JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL: Imitation caractères de la danse
  • VIVALDI: Concerto in D minor for violin, RV 242, “Per Pisendel”
    • Jonathan Godfrey, violin
    • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance date: 3/16/2019
  • Originally aired: 9/28/2019

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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