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Handel Goes Wild / Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 563596  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelAntonio VivaldiGiovanni Kapsberger
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With Händel Goes Wild Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata once again embark on some musical time travel, this time in the company of soprano Nuria Rial, countertenor Valer Sabadus and jazz clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi. The album features sumptuously reimagined versions of some of Handel’s most celebrated operatic arias. “All baroque composers used strict forms,” explains Christina Pluhar, “but those forms would also allow the singers and musicians to improvise and add ornament freely.” Highlighting the composer’s dynamism and temperament, she says: “Händel must have been pretty wild himself.” With Händel Goes Wild Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata once again embark on some musical time travel, this time in the company of soprano Nuria Rial, countertenor Valer Sabadus and jazz clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi. The album features sumptuously reimagined versions of some of Handel’s most celebrated operatic arias. “All baroque composers used strict forms,” explains Christina Pluhar, “but those forms would also allow the singers and musicians to improvise and add ornament freely.” Highlighting the composer’s dynamism and temperament, she says: “Händel must have been pretty wild himself.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alcina, HWV 34: Act 3 Sinfonia by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
2.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Venti, turbini by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
3.
Semele, HWV 58: O Sleep, why dost thou leave me? by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
4.
Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
5.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Cara sposa by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
6.
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
7.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
8.
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11: Pena tiranna by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; London, England 
9.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerň la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
10.
Canario by Giovanni Kapsberger
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
11.
Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
12.
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Tu del ciel ministro eletto by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
13.
Alcina, HWV 34: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
14.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
15.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 

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