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Buxton International Festival

The English Concert & Anna Dennis

Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee, 3:00pm St John's Churchbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

G F Handel Concerto in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4 HWV 322
G Bononcini Sinfonia in F major, Op. 3 No. 1, Cantata Ecco Dorinda il giorno
G F Handel Sonata a 5, HWV 288, Cantata Crudel tiranno Amor, HWV 97, Concerto in B flat major, Op. 6 No.7, HWV 325
Selected arias by G Bononcini and G F Handel

During the 1720s in London, Georg Friedrich Handel was as popular as a composer could be. But the arrival of Giovanni Bononcini in London sparked a public rivalry between the two composers, so much so that it inspired an epigram by the poet John Byrom that brought the phrase ‘Tweedledum and Tweedledee’ into popular usage.

The English Concert is led from the harpsichord by Tom Foster. Anna Dennis, who was radiant in the role of Galatea at the 2021 Festival, is the soprano soloist.

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 2hr (includes interval)
  • Price: £30