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  • Conductor: Renato Criscuolo
  • Composer: Handel
  • Audio CD (12 Nov. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brilliant Classics
  • ASIN: B009F2CWAU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Listen  1. Mira Lilla gentile, cantata à canto solo Con Violino obbligato: Recitativo. Mira Lilla gentile 1:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mira Lilla gentile, cantata à canto solo Con Violino obbligato: Aria. Non dar Più pena o cara 6:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen14. La caduta di Icaro, cantata a canto solo Con Violini: Aria. Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco (Reprise) 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen20. Mira Lilla gentile, cantata à canto solo con Violoncello obbligato: Aria. Benché infida tu mi fuggi 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Aria. Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco 5:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Recitativo. Dedalo già le fortunate penne 1:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen24. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Recitativo. Si sì, purtroppo è vero0:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Aria. Voli nell'aria chi può volare 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Recitativo. L'uomo che nacque per salire al Cielo0:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio), HWV 170: Aria. Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco (Reprise) 5:25£0.79  Buy MP3 

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The World Premiere of Handels Cantata Mira Lilla gentile. This new recording offers two grand scale Cantatas, each in two different versions. The first version presents the solo voice in dialogue with violin, whereas the second version replaces the violin with the more sonorous and melancholy sounds of the cello. Soprano Valentina Varriale is an upcoming star in the Early Music scene, she sings in opera productions of Jordi Savall and Ottavio Dantone, and has recently performed in the Festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh and Dresden.The instrumentalists play original instruments. New recording, including liner notes on each work. One of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, George Frideric Handel was born in Germany but spent most of his career living in London. He was something of a celebrity in his day a status he enjoyed thanks to his prolific cultivation of opera. Also ranking among Handels large vocal output are his cantatas, works that form the focus of this release. The disc brings together two different versions of Handels two lesser known cantatas, and includes the first ever recording of the two versions of Mira Lilla gentile. Largely neglected until now, these latter works tell the story of a young mans unrequited love for Lilla, and while the earlier version contains a soprano solo alternating with a violin, the later version sees this instrument replaced by a cello. The second pair of cantatas comprises the anonymous La caduta di Icaro and Handels Tra le fiamme HWV170 both of which use the same libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili. Here the CD switches from heartbreak to counsel against pride; with the text declaiming the legend of Icarus and Daedalus, Tra le fiamme is particularly striking for its rich assortment of instruments. Soprano Valentina Varriale has been praised for her highly focused tone (International Record Review, April 2011). Having studied at the Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Majella in Naples, she has since performed a variety of roles with numerous opera companies and has appeared as Zeza in a filmed version of Leonardo Leos LAlidoro. In her first recording for Brilliant classics, she is joined by members of MVSICA PERDVTA.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Portes on 22 Feb. 2010
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If one can believe that there remains any niche of Handel's output that has been neglected in 2009, this may be it: Italian arias written during his stay in Rome. Meticulously researched and beautiful performed.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Aug. 2010
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Please note that Amazon have managed to screw up by merging two products into one here. I have thus reviewed both on this one page. If you are looking for the Bonizzoni disc, read the first review. If you are instead looking for the Valentina Variiale/Musica Perduta disc, read the second review.

***REVIEW #1: BONIZZONI***

This is the penultimate of seven magnificent discs of cantatas written by the youthful Handel for various patrons during his Italian sojourn, directed by Fabio Bonizzoni and accompanied by the instruments of the ensemble "La Risonanza". The trio of vocalists, reprising their appearance on the previous disc in the series, are sopranos Roberta Invernizzi and Yetzebel Arias Fernández, and alto Romina Basso.

The cantatas and performances here perhaps feel in the main slightly 'heavier' than the other discs and so maybe don't delight quite so much. Four and a half stars, not quite the five as for the other discs, but still more than worthy of collecting.

Track listing:

HWV 143 "Olinto, pastore Arcade (Oh! Come chiare e belle)" (Invernizzi, Fernández, Basso)
HWV 82 "Duello amoroso (Amarilli vezzosa)" (Fernández, Basso)
HWV 81 "Alpestre monte" (Fernández)

Total time 68:35

Packaged in fold-out digipack with attached booklet which contains notes in English, French, German & Spanish, plus libretti alongside translations in all four aforementioned languages.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Caddie on 29 Dec. 2012
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This performance conforms to all the now well-established norms for baroque performance and the soprano's performance is accurate and lively if not particularly distinguished.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rod Wilson on 16 Jun. 2010
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As a great lover of the Gardiner Bach Cantatas cycle, this Handel came as a great surprise. Simply wonderful.
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