David Watkin has a wide range of innovative programming ideas, built around huge experience over a very broad range of music. He especially enjoys making connections between music from different times.

An example:

Music for Baron Gottfried van Swieten:

CPE Bach - Symphony Wq182/5 in b minor (strings)
Handel arr Mozart - Overture Alexander's Feast
Arias, acc recits from Acis/ Messiah/ Alexander's Feast/ Ode on St Cecilia's Day (arr. Mozart)
Haydn - "The Creation"
- 14 recit + 15 "Auf starke Fittige schwingt sich der Adler stolz"
Haydn - "The Seasons"
- 14 recit "Willkommen jetzt"
- 15 aria "Welche Labung"

Haydn Creation Introduction ‘Chaos’

Beethoven Symphony no 1

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