GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Catone.
Catalogue Number: 03S024
Reference: GCD 923511
Description: While busy running the second Royal Academy of Music and writing his own operas, Handel strove to present London audiences with selections from the best of recent Italian operas by other composers - all at the same time as giving his star singers the opportunity to show off early in the opera company's season. One result was Catone in 1732, a pasticcio with music by Leo, Hasse, Vivaldi, Vinci, Porpora as well as by Handel himself.