Harmonia Podcast #112: Handel, Mozart, and Mendelssohn



This week’s podcast is a fun tour of three musical eras—all courtesy of Handel and his opera Acis and Galatea, which was arranged and expanded by Mozart and Mendelssohn. You then get to listen to how the two latter composers themselves heard a well-known baroque work.

I even went so far as to stitch together all three versions of the overture into one. In the three minutes that it takes to perform, you experience the sound worlds of the baroque, classical, and romantic eras (with terrific ensembles, too).

  • Handel – Acis and Galatea – Les Arts Florissants (Erato)
  • Handel/Mozart, arr. – Acis and Galatea – The English Concert (Archiv)
  • Handel/Mendelssohn, arr. – Acis and Galatea – FestspielOrchester Göttingen (Carus)

Have a listen:

#112 — “Handel’s Acis and Galatea: Arrangements by Mozart and Mendelssohn”

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