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Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, pastoral ode / Patrizia Kwella, Marie McLaughlin, Jennifer Smith, Michael Ginn, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55
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Notes & Reviews:

L'Allegro, il Penserosos ed il Moderato, described as a pastoral ode, is based on allegorical poems by John Milton that describe contrasting aspects of the human spirit: mirth and gaiety (L'Allegro) and reflection and melancholy (il Penseroso). Il Moderato, added by Handel's librettist Charles Jennens, advocates rational moderation. The line-up of singers under John Eliot Gardiner comprises leading British early music specialists of the time (1980) Recorded in 1980; not available since 2012.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London (01/1980).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55
  • Performer: Martyn Hill
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Composition written: 1740.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740