Handel: Cantatas; Arias
Helen Watts; Robert Tear
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824753
Barcode
00028948247530
Format
1-CD
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Cantata ‘Splenda l’alba in oriente’, HWV 166
Cantata ‘Carco sempre di gloria’, HWV 87
Cantata ‘Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?’, HWV 171

Helen Watts, contralto
English Chamber Orchestra
Raymond Leppard

Cantata ‘Look down harmonious Saint’, HWV 124

Neun Deutschen Arien:
No. 6: Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV 207
No. 4 : Süsse Stille, sanfter Quelle, HWV 205

Robert Tear, tenor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner

Track previews
Cantata: Splenda l'alba in oriente, HWV 166: Aria: Splenda l'alba in oriente
Cantata: Splenda l'alba in oriente, HWV 166: Recit: Tu, armonica Cecilia.Aria: La virtute è un vero nume
Cantata: Carco sempre di gloria, HWV 87: Recit: Carco sempre di gloria.Aria: Sei del Ciel dono perfetto
Cantata: Carco sempre di gloria: Aria: Sei cara, sei bella
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171: Sonata
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171: Recit: Tu fidel? Tu constante?.Aria: Cento belle ami, Fileno
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171: Recit: L'occhio nero vivace.Aria: Se Licori, Filli ed io
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171: Recit: Ma se non hai più d'un sol cuore.Aria: Se non ti piace
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171: Recit: Ma il tuo genio.Aria: Sì crudel, ti lascierò
Look down harmonious Saint HWV124: Recitative: Look down, look down
Look down harmonious Saint HWV124: Aria: Sweet accents all your numbers grace
Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV 207
Süsse Stille, sanfter Quelle, HWV 205
Recording information

Recording Producer: Michael Bremner
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Helen Watts); Stanley Goodall, Peter van Biene (Robert Tear)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 16–17 March 1961 (Helen Watts); St. John’s, Smith Square, London, UK, 27–29 November 1969 (Robert Tear)
Original LP Releases: L’Oiseau-Lyre SOL 60046 (Helen Watts); Argo ZRG 661 (Robert Tear)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Helen Watts, with her exceptionally flexible and well-focused contralto voice and excellent breath control fulfils the technical demands more than competently … Raymond Leppard gets wonderfully spirited playing from the English Chamber Orchestra … an immensely enjoyable record.’ Gramophone, April 1962