Its 1st part is dedicated to the preparation of this grand show. One of its highlights is the instrument demonstration.
The English Concert orchestra, which specializes in antique instrument performances, demonstrates the difference between the instruments of Handel’s days and today. No wonder those instruments sound so different! Some are really hard to recognize and do not even resemble their descendants.
Thus, the trumpets are almost twice longer, the double bass bows are shorter and steeper and the horns look nothing like their modern version. The “voices” of those instruments add depth and authentic spirit to the performance, thus making it absolutely unique.
Having watched the program, Troy got busy with his harmonica and figured out how to play it all by himself!
Up next – more updates! Stay tuned!