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Dorothee Mields – Handel’s Tea Time (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dorothee Mields – Handel’s Tea Time (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:06 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © deutsche harmonia mundi

On her new Album, the outstanding Baroque soprano presented together with the Swiss early music Ensemble “The Friday Academy,” works for soprano and chamber music by Georg Friedrich Handel. “Handel’s Tea time “combines the two cantatas” Venus & Adonis “and” Mi palpita il cor “with instrumental works as well as excerpts from the” 24 English Songs “and the”9 German Arias”. The cantatas are magnificent examples of Handel’s art of expression, celebrating the human singing voice. The cantata” Venus & Adonis ” HWV 85 is probably Handel’s first composition in English. The cantata “Mi palpita il cor” HWV 132b, on the other hand, was written in Italy, but Handel revised it in his time in London. Handel also found time in Vocal Music for more intimate genres and forms of expression beyond the grandiose Arias and choruses. Thus over the years the “24 English Songs” and “9 German Arias”were created. The programme is rounded off by a” Concerto a quattro ” and a Trio Sonata for Oboe and strings. In addition, the “Air and Five Variations” for harpsichord give an idea of what an incredible keyboard virtuoso Handel must have been. As a tribute to Henry Purcell, who had made London an opera metropolis before Handel, an aria from his Semi-opera “The Fairy Queen”is heard at the end of the album.


01. Dorothee Mields – I. Behold, where weeping Venus stands (Recitative)
02. Dorothee Mields – II. Dear Adonis, Beauty’s Treasure (Aria)
03. Dorothee Mields – III. Thus, Queen of Beauty (Recitative)
04. Dorothee Mields – IV. Transporting, Joy, tormenting fears (Aria)
05. Dorothee Mields – I. Adagio
06. Dorothee Mields – II. Allegro
07. Dorothee Mields – III. Largo
08. Dorothee Mields – IV. Allegro
09. Dorothee Mields – English Songs, HWV 228: No.4, Bacchus
10. Dorothee Mields – English Songs, HWV 228: No.20, The Rapture
11. Dorothee Mields – I. Adagio
12. Dorothee Mields – II. Allegro
13. Dorothee Mields – III. Grave
14. Dorothee Mields – IV. Allegro
15. Dorothee Mields – I. Mi palpita il cor (Recitative)
16. Dorothee Mields – II. Ho tanti affanni in petto (Aria)
17. Dorothee Mields – III. Clori, di te mir lagno (Recitative)
18. Dorothee Mields – IV. S’un di m’adora (Aria)
19. Die Freitagsakademie – Suite in E Major, HWV 430: IV. Air & Five Variations on “The Harmonious Blacksmith”
20. Dorothee Mields – Flammende Rose, HWV 210
21. Dorothee Mields – Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV 204
22. Dorothee Mields – Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV 207
23. Dorothee Mields – The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V.: O let me weep (Aria)


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