38. Spotlight on the Theorbo- with Chatham Baroque’s Scott Pauley

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If you like the guitar, you’ll want to hear this expanded lute with its bass strings that play an octave below the bass clef staff. Fun fact: theorbos often do the duty of a harpsichord – and it’s more portable. Scott gives us a history of the instrument and a glimpse of what its like to prepare for the Handel Opera Ariodante with Pittsburgh Opera. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

25. Water Music

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Handel wrote music that delighted the crowds and the crowns. Water Music was written for King George I and was so popular the event it was created for: floating on the river Thames, was repeated a couple times. Today we talk about what it must have been like hearing Handel’s music out on the water, and how Handel was successful in London. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com