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Handel: Neun deutsche Arien ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel

Handel's "nine German arias" (he wrote other arias in German, but this is a discrete group) were written in the mid-1720s, long after the composer left his native Germany for Italy and then booming Great Britain. It is not known why he should have written music in German at that late date, and the pieces have a quietly contented tone that sets them somewhat apart from almost everything else in Handel's oeuvre. The texts are by Hamburg poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes, whose so-called Brockes-Passion had already been set by ...

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  1. Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften (German Aria No.7), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 208
  2. In den angenehmen Büschen (German Aria No.8), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 209
  3. Oboe Sonata in F major, HWV 363a
  4. Künft' ger Zeiten eitler Kummer (German Aria No.1), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 202
  5. Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle (German Aria No.4), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 205
  6. Oboe Sonata in B flat major (Fitzwilliam), HWV 357
  7. Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise (German Aria No.5), hymn, for soprano & continuo, HWV 206
  8. Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria No.3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
  9. Das zitternde Glänzen (German Aria No.2), hymn, for soprano & continuo, HWV 203
  10. Oboe Sonata in C minor (Op.1/8), HWV 366
  11. Flammende Rose, zierde der Erden (German Aria No.9), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 210
  12. Meine Seele hört im Sehen (German Aria No.6), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 207
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Handel: Neun deutsche Arien
2007, Hyperion

UPC: 034571176277

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