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Pure Handel - Water Music / Maria Keohane, soprano

> Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22 - Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Ouverture
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Recitative: Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Aria: Empio mare
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Recitative: Amor, che ascoso ne'suoi vaghi lumi
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Aria: Se la morte non vorra meco usar la crudelta
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Recitative: Questi dalla mia fronte a forza svelti
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Aria: Si muora, si muora
> Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio, HWV 150, "Ero e Leandro" - Recitative: Ecco, gelide labbra
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - I. Overture
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - II. Adagio e staccato
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - III. Allegro
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - IV. Andante
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - V. Allegro
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - VI. Air
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - VII. Menuet
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - VIII. Bourree
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - IX. Hornpipe
> Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 - X. Air: Allegro
> Ah, che troppo ineguali, HWV 230 - Recitative: Ah, che troppo ineguali
> Ah, che troppo ineguali, HWV 230 - Aria: O del Ciel Maria Regina
> Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2, HWV 320 - I. Andante larghetto -
> Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2, HWV 320 - II. Allegro
> Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2, HWV 320 - III. Largo - Larghetto andante e piano -
> Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2, HWV 320 - IV. Allegro ma non troppo
> Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a - Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a: Part II: Recitative: Tu del Ciel ministro eletto

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto, HWV 22
>Handel, George Frideric : Ero e Leandro (Qual tu riveggio), cantata for soprano, 2 oboes, strings & continuo, HWV 150
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Handel, George Frideric : Ah che troppo ineguali (O del ciel Maria regina), solo cantata, HWV 230
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Handel, George Frideric : Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The European Union Baroque Orchestra is a training initiative of the European Union which allows young performers of baroque music from all over the EU to gain orchestral experience as part of their career development from conservatoire study into a professional career

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
The Danish harpsichordist Mortensen is, of course, an established and greatly respected musician, as both soloist and as director of ensembles. His involvement means that the participants each year learn a lot and perform up to serious standards. The ensemble playing is world class, and the sound is state of the art. Devotees of various early-music ensembles will find it interesting to learn about this group. One point of value here. That is the work of the Swedish soprano Keohane. With a really beautiful voice, she deals with the three vocal items with absolute precision stylistic sensibility, and great emotional power. Keohane brings these scores to life with splendid expressiveness. And the Italian aria is a thing of transcendent beauty - an example of the quintessential Handel largo.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto, HWV 22 :: Overture
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Ensemble: European Union Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1727.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Ero e Leandro (Qual tu riveggio), cantata for soprano, 2 oboes, strings & continuo, HWV 150
  • Performers: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Maria Keohare
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Ah che troppo ineguali (O del ciel Maria regina), solo cantata, HWV 230
  • Performers: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Maria Keohare
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707-08.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707-1708

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a :: Aria. Tu del Ciel ministro eletto
  • Performers: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Maria Keohare
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707