GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL Duetti e Terzetti italiani
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano Silvia Frigato, soprano Krystian Adam, tenorThomas Bauer, baritone
La Risonanza Caterina Dell’Agnello, violoncello Evangelina Mascardi, theorbo Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord & direction
Total playing time: 61:44 Recorded in Saint Michel de Thiérache (France) on 24-27 June 2014 Engineered and produced by Christoph Frommen Executive producer: Carlos Céster Booklet essay: Stefano RussomannoEnglish – Français – Deutsch
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GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDELDuetti e Terzetti italiani
1 Quel fior che all’alba ride (HWV 200) 2 Giù nei tartarei regni (HWV 187) 3 Quando in calma ride il mare (HWV 191) 4 Amor gioie mi porge (HWV 180) 5 Caro autor di mia doglia (HWV 182) 6 Che vai pensando (HWV 184) 7 Va, speme infida (HWV 199) 8 Tacete, ohimè, tacete (HWV 196) 9 Se tu non lasci amore (HWV 201)
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Fabio Bonizzoni returns with a further Glossa release dedicated to the chamber vocal output of Georg Friedrich Handel: here, a second volume of duets (and trios), which features the vocal talents of Roberta Invernizzi, Silvia Frigato, Thomas Bauer and Krystian Adam.
Whilst Handel wrote these small-scale vocal works across his career, this new selection focuses on that astonishingly fertile brief stay that the young Saxon made in Italy from 1707-09 (when he also produced many of the cantatas which Bonizzoni has recorded to great critical success for Glossa). These sensual duets and trios are imbued with Handel’s discovery of Italian – especially the Arcadian – culture, which included him hearing and understanding the music of Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti. How quickly and successfully Handel developed the chamber duet form is discussed in another of Stefano Russomanno’s detailed explorations of Handel’s music in the booklet essay.
Much of the music for these duets and trios on this recording is scored for soprano and bass singers and Roberta Invernizzi, in particular, is afforded another opportunity to demonstrate her magical reaction to Handel’s responsiveness to the Italian language. Not to be outdone in this respect are also the other vocal solists and of course the experienced continuo team from La Risonanza: Caterina Dell’Angello (cello), Evangelina Mascardi (theorbo) and Fabio Bonizzoni himself (harpsichord).