Dutchman finds missing Handel cantata

February 13, 2016 by norman lebrecht


The indefatigable Ton Koopman claims to have discovered ‘a previously unknown cantata by Georg Frideric Handel for soprano and instrumental ensemble.’ It’s an unknown variant on ”Tu fedel? Tu costante?’, HWV 171.

Premiere in Amsterdam on April 9.

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Comments (4)

  1. RW2013 says:

    He also added wind parts and a slow movement to the Brandenburg 3, so why not “discover” some Händel as well…

  2. will says:

    ‘No, ‘he’ ( Mr Koopman) didn’t add wind parts to Brandenburg 3, those oboe and horn parts were ‘added’ ( composed) by J.S. Bach himself in his Cantata 174.

  3. Nicola Lefanu says:

    Can’t you find a more dignified photo ?

    1. Doug says:

      Goosed by Bach.

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