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Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2014
Friday, 23 May, 2014 - 19:00
The admirable Abate Steffani
Opera composer, bishop, diplomat and sometime director of music at the Hanover court, Agostino Steffani was one of the most rounded figures in early 18th-century musical life. His sensitive and exquisite duets influenced Handel's own vocal chamber music, and this concert offers a chance to hear both composers side by side, performed by an ensemble famed for its skill in bringing this repertoire to life. The programme rounds off with music by another distinguished 'London German', Johann Christoph Pepusch.
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