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Handel: Cantate 03

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
28-06-2019
Label:
Barcode:
5902768283099
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
AYHC03
Handel: Cantate 03
Handel: Cantate 03

Description

Marco Vitale continues his thrilling project to record the complete cantatas by Handel, many of which have never before been recorded in their entirety or indeed at all, together with ensemble Contrasto Armonico and here featuring the Italian soprano Beatrice Palumbo. Six cantatas are presented in this third volume of the series, grouped together by the common theme of unrequited love, including "Chi rapì la pace", one of the earliest of Handel's Italian works.

Consisting of about 100 separate works, Handel's cantatas were mostly written over a period of a few years for private performance in Italy. The cantatas range from musical miniatures containing only two arias connected by recitative and accompanied by continuo (a bass line typically realized by cello and harpsichord) to larger works with named characters, a dramatic story, and rich instrumental forces. These are intimate works, with texts frequently written by (and sometimes about) members of the privileged audience for which they were composed. A number of Handel's cantatas have texts by one of his important Italian patrons, Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj.

Handel did not publish his cantatas, probably because they were written in private circumstances, but as a result they served him as a repository of inventive material throughout his life. Especially as he moved from city to city before settling for good in London, Handel chose to give his new audiences a chance to hear music he had written elsewhere.

The continuo cantatas have never been recorded in full and many have never been recorded at all. Thus, this project will bring to life largely unknown music by one of the world's greatest composers. Further, performance all the cantatas will place the larger, instrumental works in the musical context of their creation.

Marco Vitale is the co-founder and musical director of "Contrasto Armonico", baroque orchestra specialized in the performance of music in Italian style and baroque operas, using original instruments and historical performance practices. He is currently involved in the recordings of the Complete Italian Cantatas by Handel (formerly on Brilliant Classics, now on ayros), a thrilling project that will bring light on many undiscovered jewels of Handel which are neither edited nor recorded.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Alpestre monte, HWV 81 - Accompagnato: Alpestre monte
  3. Alpestre monte, HWV 81 - Aria: Io so ben chil vostro orrore
  4. Alpestre monte, HWV 81 - Recitativo: Quindi men vengo a voi
  5. Alpestre monte, HWV 81 - Aria: Almen dopo il fato mio
  6. Chi rapì la pace al core, HWV 90 - Aria: Chi rapi la pace al core?
  7. Chi rapì la pace al core, HWV 90 - Recitativo: Figlio d'un fabbro, e amore
  8. Chi rapì la pace al core, HWV 90 - Aria: Pupilla lucente
  9. Pensieri notturni di Filli, HWV 134 - Recitativo: Nel dolce dell'oblio
  10. Pensieri notturni di Filli, HWV 134 - Aria: Giacché il sonno a lei dipinge
  11. Pensieri notturni di Filli, HWV 134 - Recitativo: Così fida ella vive
  12. Pensieri notturni di Filli, HWV 134 - Aria: Ha linganno il suo diletto
  13. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Recitativo: Ah, che pur troppo è vero
  14. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Aria: Col partir la bella Clori
  15. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Recitativo: In solitaria parte
  16. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Aria: Care mura!
  17. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Recitativo: Numi ingiusti spietati
  18. Ah, che pur troppo è vero HWV 77 - Aria: Da che perso ho la mia Clori
  19. Non sospirar, non piangere HWV 141 - Aria: Non sospirar, non piangere
  20. Non sospirar, non piangere HWV 141 - Recitativo: Sol potrai co' respiri
  21. Non sospirar, non piangere HWV 141 - Aria: Sì bel foco è quel che t'arde
  22. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Recitativo: Figlio d'alte speranze
  23. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Aria: Troppo costa ad unalma
  24. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Recitativo: Era conforto il suo penar tra i fiori
  25. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Aria: Sia guida, sia stella
  26. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Recitativo: In così dir previde
  27. Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113 - Aria: Brillava protetto
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