Händel and Corelli

Tragic Handelian figures

Tragic Handelian figures


Apolline Raï-Westphal soprano

Les Talens Lyriques

Gilone Gaubert violin
Benjamin Chénier violin
Emmanuel Jacques cello
Christophe Rousset Conductor and harpsichord


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Notte placida e cheta, HWV 142, cantate (1708)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata da chiesa op. 3 nº 11 en sol mineur (1689)
Sonata da camera op. 2 nº 12 en sol majeur (1685)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 (1724)
« Cara speme » (Acte I, scène 8, Sesto)
« Svegliatevi nel core » (Acte I, scène 4, Sesto)

Arianna in Creta, HWV 32 (1734)
« Son qual stanco pellegrino » (Acte 2, scène 12, Alceste)

Sonate en trio op. 2 n° 1 en si mineur, HWV 386b (1733)

Agrippina condotta a morire, HWV 110, cantate (ca 1707-1709)

“I have always attached great importance to the discovery of young talent, and I am very pleased to present this new recital with Apolline Raï-Westphal, with whom we first worked last year, when she took the part of Phénice in Gluck’s Armide. An excellent singer, with a very flexible voice and a solid technique, she also possesses fine acting skills. She will embody marvellously these dramatic figures so perfectly depicted in works ranging from the composer’s early Italian cantatas, right through to the operas of his maturity, with some of their most beautiful arias.”

– Christophe Rousset