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Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Published: Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Dec 15, 2017

Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) just released a new CD on Equilibrium Recordings. This album, Handel: The "Halle" Sonatas, features late 17th-century trio sonatas that traditionally have been attributed to George Frideric Handel as his earliest works. Although the authenticity of this attribution has been called into question, the works remain popular among wind players, and are masterful examples of the Italianate sonata da chiesa. 

Lee, a harpsichordist, joined his colleagues Nancy Ambrose King, oboe (University of Michigan), Andrew Parker, oboe (University of Texas, Austin), and Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon (University of Texas, Austin, and a former faculty member at UNLV). In addition to performing on the recording, Lee authored the CD's liner notes, which explain the historical circumstances of the works and the questions surrounding their attribution.