Plunge into the crisp melodies of these famous odes dedicated to the rivers Thames and Elbe. With deft brilliance, Telemann paints a nautical theme into all of his movements, each dedicated to mythological sea idols, from water nymphs to Triton and Neptune. Handel, in his most famous instrumental work, moved King George I to extravagant praise with his large-scale, regal score while sailing down the Thames, its joyful notes—rooted in European dances—ringing for miles. Renowned for his authentic period-style performances, conductor Paul Goodwin leads a dazzling performance of these aquatic gems. This is a concert fit for royalty!