Bach, Couperin, Campra, Pergolesi

Tragic Handelian figures

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)

Ambroisine Bré mezzo-soprano

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset Direction and harpsichord

“This programme is devoted to dramatic arias taken from works by Händel: from his earliest Italian cantatas of the “caro Sassone” to the operas of his maturity. It was made to measure for Ambroisine Bré, whom I am delighted to see with us again for this new recital!”

– Christophe Rousset