Handel: Italian Cantatas - Agnieszka Rychlik (violin); Atsushi Sakai (cello); David Plantier (violin); Emmanuelle Haïm (organ);...
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  1. Aminta e Fillide (Arresta il Passo), cantata for 2 sopranos, strings & continuo, HWV 83
  2. Armida abbandonata (Dietro l'orme fugaci), cantata, HWV 105
  3. Trio sonata for flute/violin, violin & continuo in B minor, Op. 2/1, HWV 386b
  4. La Lucrezia (O Numi Eterni), cantata for soprano & continuo, HWV 145
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Handel's Italian cantatas date from early in his career, with few exceptions (none on display here). As a group they are less well-known than his operas, but they're equally virtuosic, and performances of the cantatas whole, as with the three here, are a bit more satisfying than with the operas. The cantatas were composed for parties among powerful Roman cardinals, and they catch the young Handel at the peak of his first success, as Roman audiences hailed him as "il caro Sassone" (the dear Saxon). The arias are fancy and a ...

Handel: Italian Cantatas 2018, Erato

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