This disc presents three vocal pieces for soprano with oboe and basso continuo, interspersed between four trio sonatas for 2 oboes & basso continuo.The first cantata "Mi palpita il cor" was written in England - there are four existing variants, but this presented here is probably the earliest, the date given here as 1717. The theme is typically pastoral, with the singer's amorous affliction, the sorrow and hope of being in love with Chloris. The second vocal piece "Meine Seele hort im Sehen" is one of Handel's nine German da capo arias written around 1724/25 which were never published; they were songs of spiritual devotion rejoicing in God's creation as manifested in the beauty of nature, and not intended for concert performance.
This new release from Dynamic’s Musica Antica series features a selection of unknown musical gems and some world première recordings, all dating from 18th Century Portugal.
Works By P.A.Avondano, P.G.Avondano and F.A. De Almeida are performed on period instruments by Divino Sospiro, one of Europe’s leading ensembles for Baroque and pre-Romantic music. Dynamic are delighted to present the renowned Gemma Bertagnolli as the soprano.