Handel | Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus

G. F. Handel (1685-1759) Dixit Dominus  HWV232 / A. Vivaldi (1678-1741) Dixit Dominus RV807 | In furore iustissimae RV626 harmonia mundi USA  HMU90758

David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in a pair of contrasting settings of Psalm 109 for harmonia mundi USA. Handel’s masterful and ambitious HWV 282 was penned in 1707 during a youthful visit to Italy. Vivaldi’s vivid and economical RV 807 (his third “Dixit Dominus”) was long mistakenly attributed to Baldassare Galuppi; it probably dates from the early 1730s. Rounding out the programme is Vivaldi’s dazzling motet for solo voice, in furore iustissimae irae, featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.

LISTEN:

Vivaldi Dixit Dominus: Dominus a dextris tuis (Simon Wall tenor)

Dominus a dextris

Vivaldi In furore: In furore iustissimae (Lucy Crowe soprano)

In furore

Handel Dixit Dominus: Et in saecula saeculorum

Et in saecula

WATCH:

Watch the Dixit Dominus EPK by Emanuel Altenburger

 

Lucy Crowe soprano (Vivaldi RV626)

Handel: Il Pastor Fido (1712)

G. F. Handel (1685-1759) Il Pastor Fido HWV8a (1712) harmonia mundi USA  HMU907585-86

‘The performance is exemplary, crisply conducted by David Bates and illuminated by stylish contributions from the soprano Lucy Crowe, the mezzo Madeleine Shaw and the countertenor Clint van der Linde.’   Rupert Christiansen – The Daily Telegraph

For its harmonia mundi USA debut, La Nuova Musica and David Bates present a true rarity: the original 1712 version of Handel’s second London opera, Il Pastor Fido. Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of London’s Temple Church, this recording features a stellar young cast and brings back to life a score teeming with theatre and invention.

LISTEN:

Nò! non basta a un infedele (AMARILLI Lucy Crowe soprano)

No! non basta a un infedele

Occhi belli, voi sol siete (EURILLA Katherine Manley soprano)

Occhi belli, voi sol siete

Mi lasci, mi fuggi (DORINDA Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano)

Mi lasci, mi fuggi

WATCH:

Film of the recording sessions for Il Pastor Fido by Emanuel Altenburger

 

  • AMARILLI Lucy Crowe soprano
  • MIRTILLO Anna Dennis soprano
  • EURILLA Katherine Manley soprano
  • DORINDA Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
  • SILVIO Clint van der Linde countertenor
  • TIRENIO Lisandro Abadie bass-baritone