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Handel: 9 German Arias / Schoder, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24326  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marie Friederike SchoderStefan MaassStephan Rath
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

George Frederic Handel wrote little for his native tongue, but what he did demonstrates a particular level of contemplative pietism while still employing the familiar techniques of Italian opera. Praise of the beauty of nature and eternal life are the subjects of the sacred poems by his contemporary Barthold Heinrich Brockes which Handel set to music in his "Nine German Arias". Each of the arias celebrates an aspect of nature – from the beauty of a flaming rose to the sweetness of silence – with extraordinary tenderness and sincerity. In these nine pieces for soprano and a small group of instruments, to be chosen at will, Handel drew in many places on music from his own operas, with the voice part in the German arias adapted to be Read more less virtuosic and more deeply expressive. The musical relationships with Handel’s opera arias are evident in the endless ingenuity of his characterization and the expressive, articulate melodies with which the soprano and the violin obbligato create their vivid images. The young German soprano Marie Friederike Schöder is accompanied in her beautiful interpretation of the arias by the specialist ensemble Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
German Arias (9) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marie Friederike Schoder (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
3.
Tunes (18) for Clay's Musical Clock: no 14 - Voluntary on a Flight of Angels, HWV 600 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stefan Maass (Lute), Stephan Rath (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1735-1745; London, England 
4.
Tunes (18) for Clay's Musical Clock: no 11 - Aria in C major, HWV 597 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stefan Maass (Lute), Stephan Rath (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
5.
Tunes (18) for Clay's Musical Clock: no 3 - Gigue in C major, HWV 589 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stefan Maass (Lute), Stephan Rath (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 

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