• VIVAT117 Katalognummer
  • 735850544847 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2018 Utgivelsesår

Sampson, Carolyn (soprano)

King, Robert

Handel, George Frideric

The King’s Consort



Handel, George Frideric:

Dietro l'orme fugaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"
I. Dietro l'orme fugaci
II. Ah! Crudele, e pur ten vai
III. Per te mi struggo, infido
IV. O voi, dell'incostante
V. Venti, fermate, si
VI. Ma che parlo, che dico?
VII. Siciliana. In tanti affanni miei

Tra le fiamme, HWV170
I. Tra le fiamme
II. Dedalo già le fortunate penne
III. Pien di nuovo e bel diletto
IV. Si, si purtroppo è vero
V. Voli per l'aria
VI. L'uomo che nacque per salire
VII. Tra le fiamme

Handel: Figlio d'alte speranze, HWV 113
I. Figlio d'alte speranze
II. Troppo costa
III. Era conforto il suo penar
IV. Sia guida, sia stella
V. In così dire
VI. Brillava protetto

Agrippina condotta a morire, HWV 110
I. Dunque sarà pur vero
II. Orrida, oscura, l'etra si renda
III. Ma pria che d'empia morte
IV. Renda cenere il tiranno
V. Sì, sì del gran tiranno
VI. Come, o Dio!
VII. Si, si s'uccida
VIII. Cada lacero e svenato
IX. Se infelice al mondo vissi
X. Trema l'ingrato figlio
XI. Su lacerate il seno
XII. Ecco, a morte già corro

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Acclaimed soprano Carolyn Sampson, partnered by Robert King and The King’s Consort, with whom she has been associated throughout her professional career, turns her talents to Handel’s two most dramatic cantatas, linked by the theme of abandoned women.

During his stay in Italy from 1706-10 the young Handel’s eyes and ears were opened wide. Hearing Italian music played by Italian musicians in Italian palazzos, churches and theatres must have been jaw-dropping. Nowhere are those influences more vividly demonstrated than in his early Italian cantatas.

In Armida abbandonata the heroine tries, and fails, to abandon the love that has abandoned her. Storms, passion, monsters, yearning, heartache, anguish and finally resignation are all portrayed in this strongest of cantatas. Even more powerful emotions are conjured up in Agrippina condotta a morire. The mother of the crazed emperor Nero is ruthless, ambitious, scheming, domineering, violent and beautiful. Realising that she has been betrayed by her own son, her emotions swing through disbelief, injustice, fury, resentment, grief, betrayal, resilience, pride, self-pity, humiliation, thwarted vengeance and finally come to resignation. Handel pushes all the boundaries, showing techniques that were to be incorporated into his works for decades to come in music of astonishing originality.

Recorded in world-class new recording venue, Alpheton New Maltings, demonstrating its exceptional acoustic of striking clarity and warmth.

Extensive presentation includes 60 page booklet with liner note in three languages by Dr Ruth Smith, full texts and translations, and six pages of session photos.


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