Handel: Duetti e Terzetti Italiani

Release Date: 10/30/2015
Label: Glossa
Catalog Number: GCD 921517
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


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). - Glossa
Works on This Recording
1. Se tu non lasci amore, HWV 201b by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Krystian Adam (Tenor)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
2. Quel fior che all'alba ride, HWV 200 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
3. Quando in calma ride il mare, HWV 191 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Krystian Adam (Tenor)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ; Italy
4. Italian Duets: Va, speme infida, HWV 199 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ;
5. Italian Duets: no 10, Tacete, ohimè, tacete, HWV 196 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1710 ; London, England
6. Italian Duets: Amor gioje mi porge, HWV 180 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ; Hannover, Germany
7. Giù nei tartarei regni, HWV 187 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1707-1709 ; Italy
8. Caro autor di mia doglia, HWV 182a by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
Period: Baroque
9. Italian Duets: Che vai pensando, HWV 184 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor: Fabio Bonizzoni
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