Handel’s Queens

£18.00

Handel’s Queens features some of the most exquisite pieces of music written by G.F. Handel and his contemporaries for the two finest singers of the eighteenth century, Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Often wrongfully framed as rivals, these dazzling new recordings with Mary Bevan and Lucy Crowe reveal the distinctive yet versatile talent of the Italian vocalists. 

Conductor Bridget Cunningham continues her research and created Handel’s Queens and directs London Early Opera from the harpsichord. Handel’s Queens – as part of this important series serves as a further example of Cunningham’s dedication to imaginative programming and outstanding period performance on this double CD placing her at the forefront of baroque research and recording.

SKU: SIGCD579

Lucy Crowe Francesca Cuzzoni

Mary Bevan Faustina

Bridget Cunningham musical director

London Early Opera


RELEASE DATE: 05/07/2019

CATALOGUE NUMBER: SIGCD579

BARCODE: 635212057926

CD1

1. Sinfonia, from Ariodante (1718) 

Carlo Pollarolo

2. Da tempeste il legno infranto, from Giulio Cesare HWV 17

Handel

3. Se fosse il mio diletto, from Dalisa

Hasse

4. Recit: È tale Otton? and Aria: Falsa immagine, from Ottone HWV 15

Handel

5. Son prigioniera d’amore, from Poro

Porpora

6. Stelle, tiranne stelle, from Nerone

Orlandini

7. Solitudini amate, from Alessandro HWV 21

Handel

8. Serba le belle lagrime, from Ariodante (1718)

Carlo Pollarolo

9. Recit: Elisa che ricerchi and Aria: Voglio amore, from Tolomeo HWV 25

Handel

10. Fra catene ognor penando, from Scanderbeg RV 732

Vivaldi

11. Nelle mie selve natìe, from Scanderbeg RV 732

Vivaldi

12. Placa l’alma, duet from Alessandro HWV 21

Handel

CD2

1. Scoglio d’immota fronte, from Scipione HWV 20

Handel

2. Recit: La sua disperazione and Aria: Se a ammollire il crudo amante, from Amadis di Grecia

Pietro Torri

3. Gelosia, spietata Aletto, from Admeto HWV 22     

Handel

4. Quel nome se ascolto, from Il Ciro Riconosciuto (1739 Carnivale version)                                           

Leonardo Leo

5. Il volo così fido al dolce, from Riccardo Primo HWV 23    

Handel

6. Alla sua gabbia d’oro, from Alessandro HWV 21     

Handel

7. Sento che già il pensier, from Astianatte  

Bononcini

8. Deh! lascia o core, from Astianatte  

Bononcini

9. Menuet, from Astianatte  

Bononcini

10. Ascolta o figlio, from Astianatte  

Bononcini

11. Dea triforme, astro fecondo, from L’Elpidia HWV A1                                    

Vinci / Handel

12. Mi credi spietata?, from Artaserse (1740 Dresden Version)

Hasse

13. Rendi al Padre in me la figlia, from Caio Marzio Coriolano                               

Attilio Ariosti 

14. La Libertà Cantata (Aria di camera)                      

Maurice Greene

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