Who...? Indeed, we know very little about composer Richard Jones. He died in 1744; date of birth unknown. But his music is utterly delightful. This Englishman was strongly influenced by beaming and fashionable Italy, just like his contemporary and more famous Handel. It resulted in Jones writing some magnificent music, primarily for theatre. A refreshing and original choice by the young Beggar's Ensemble that emerged during the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the summer of 2018. They won a prestigious award named after the greatest baroque composer of the Netherlands.