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Handel: Ombra Cara, Arias / Mehta, Jacobs, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 1902077  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun MehtaRosemary Joshua
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If Handel’s arias enjoy such success today, perhaps it is because they lie at the intersection between past and present, light and shadow. They might very well illustrate on their own the entire range of possibilities offered by the voices of his time. In his first recital on harmonia mundi, Bejun Mehta has chosen most of the ‘hits’ on this CD from the repertoire of the famous castrato Senesino. From shadow (‘Ombra cara’) to light (‘Sento la gioia’), who better than René Jacobs to accompany him in his programme? If Handel’s arias enjoy such success today, perhaps it is because they lie at the intersection between past and present, light and shadow. They might very well illustrate on their own the entire range of possibilities offered by the voices of his time. In his first recital on harmonia mundi, Bejun Mehta has chosen most of the ‘hits’ on this CD from the repertoire of the famous castrato Senesino. From shadow (‘Ombra cara’) to light (‘Sento la gioia’), who better than René Jacobs to accompany him in his programme? Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11: Sento la gioia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; London, England 
2.
Agrippina, HWV 6: Otton, Otton, qual portentoso by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Italy 
3.
Agrippina, HWV 6: Voi che udite by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Italy 
4.
Riccardo Primo, HWV 23: Agitato dal fiere tempeste by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
5.
Tolomeo, HWV 25: Che piu si tarda omai by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; London, England 
6.
Tolomeo, HWV 25: Stille amare by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; London, England 
7.
Orlando, HWV 31: Ah! Stigie larve!...Vaghe pupille by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
8.
Rodrigo, HWV 5: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
9.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Ombra cara di mia sposa by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
10.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Fra tempeste funeste by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
11.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Con rauco mormorio by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
12.
Orlando, HWV 31: Fammi combattere by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
13.
Sosarme, HWV 30: Per le porte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; London, England 

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