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Encore Houston

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
Ben Doyle
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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