Love Cantatas by Georg Friedrich Haendel

Year: 2021
Director: Stéphane Lebard
Genre: Live Show


Trio Sonata in C Minor HMV 386
Duetto da Camera
“No, di voi non vo’ fidami” HVW 189
Trio Sonata in B flat major HWN 388
Aminta e Fillide HWV

Music by Georg Friedrich Handel
William Christie and Les Arts Florissants
Musical Direction by William Christie

Haendel’s music, as in all his Roman cantatas, shows a young composer exploring the full extent of his means. His score flows with invention, a series of memorable arias that he would later reuse in his operas Agrippina and Rinaldo, virtuoso and brilliant writing for singers and instrumentalists, and unexpected orchestrations.
He held in high esteem the freshness of his inspiration during his Roman period: almost all his 160 secular cantatas have a love theme and were the laboratory from which he drew for the composition of his very many future works, operas and oratorios.

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