Pure Handel

Pure Handel

Maria Keohane

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Tracklist

  • Ouverture

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    4:55

  • Recitative. Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio

    Anonymous

    0:37

  • Aria. Empio mare

    Anonymous

    6:20

  • Recitative. Amor, che ascoso ne'suoi vaghi lumi

    Anonymous

    0:37

  • Aria. Se la morte non vorra meco usar la crudelta

    Anonymous

    5:19

  • Recitative. Questi dalla mia fronte a forza svelti

    Anonymous

    0:55

  • Aria. Si muora, si muora

    Anonymous

    6:21

  • Recitative. Ecco, gelide labbra

    Anonymous

    1:43

  • I. Overture

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:59

  • II. Adagio e staccato

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:04

  • III. Allegro

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:32

  • IV. Andante

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:13

  • V. Allegro

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    3:00

  • VI. Air

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    3:16

  • VII. Menuet

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:09

  • VIII. Bourree

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    1:35

  • IX. Hornpipe

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    1:12

  • X. Air. Allegro

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    3:42

  • Recitative. Ah, che troppo ineguali

    Anonymous

    1:01

  • Aria. O del Ciel Maria Regina

    Anonymous

    9:01

  • I. Andante larghetto -

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    3:34

  • II. Allegro

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:30

  • III. Largo - Larghetto andante e piano -

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:41

  • IV. Allegro ma non troppo

    European Union Baroque Orchestra

    2:41

  • Pt. II: Recitative. Tu del Ciel ministro eletto

    Benedetto Pamphili

    5:49

  • Total playing time

    1:18:57

Album review

“Even though the full title of this album indicates that it contains George Frederick Handel's Water Music, potential purchasers need to know that only the Suite No. 1 in F major from Water Music is included, along with other works. This misleading title should not detract from appreciation of the quality of the music, for the period style performances by the European Union Baroque Orchestra of the Overture to Admeto, the Concerto Grosso in F major, and vocal works that feature soprano Maria Keohane, are certainly attractive and worth having in their own right. Led by harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, the small Baroque orchestra plays with clean lines and crisp articulation, and the ensemble's sound is convincingly authentic. Keohane sings with grace and elegant phrasing, and demonstrates a fine sense of embellishment and tonal production in her dramatic interpretations of the solo cantatas Ero e Leandro and Ah! Che troppo ineguali, as well as the aria Tu del Ciel ministro eletto from the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno. On the whole, this is a representative sampler of Handel's instrumental and vocal music that is definitely worth hearing, though any listeners who seek the complete Water Music need to look elsewhere.”

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Credits

    Released

    28 May 2013

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