Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:46 min | 345 MB
Label: Klanglogo | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
Georg Frederic Handel was a true cosmopolitan: in Italy, he gained a familiarity with opera; in London, he himself stood in the limelight. Texts in Handel's native language, in contrast, feature only very sparsely within his oeuvre. Among these, the Neun Deutsche Arien are his last settings of German texts. Handel did not specify the instrumentation for these pieces, allowing modern-day performers to forge musical partnerships at their leisure: the inspiring cooperation between the young countertenor Fritz Spengler and the Baroque ensemble Contrapunctus has resulted in an album that aims to underline the importance of the German aria in the Baroque age.