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This is the next release in Phoenix Edition’s WDR Cologne Broadcasts series featuring the Capella Coloniensis. The Capella Coloniensis have been a leading orchestra in the field of historical performance practice since they were founded in 1954.
To celebrate Handel’s anniversary year Phoneix Edition are delighted to present a recording of Apollo e Daphne, one of Handel’s most ambitions early cantatas. The graceful orchestration and plaintive melodies are what makes this one act opera enchanting and it is indicative of the fruitful operatic career that was to follow.
This authentic historical recording is available at an attractive low price.
George Frideric Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122
Recitative: La terra e liberata! (The earth is freed!) (Apollo)
Aria: Pende il ben dell'universo (The well-being of the universe) (Apollo)
Recitative: Ch'il superbetto Amore (Let proud little Cupid) (Apollo)
Aria: Spezza l'arco e getta l'armi (Break your bow and throw away your arrows) (Apollo)
Aria: Felicissima quest'alma (Most fortunate is this soul) (Dafne)
Recitative: Che voce! Che belta! (What a voice! What a beauty!) (Apollo, Dafne)
Aria: Ardi, adori, e preghi in vano (You desire, adore and beseech in vain) (Dafne)
Recitative: Che crudel! (How cruel!) (Apollo, Dafne)
Duet: Una guerra ho dentro il seno (A war rages in my breast) (Dafne, Apollo)
Recitative: Placati al fin, o cara (Calm yourself, O dear one) (Apollo)
Aria: Come rosa in su la spina (Like the rose on its stem) (Apollo)
Recitative: Ah! ch'un Dio non dovrebbe (Ah! A God should love nothing) (Dafne)
Aria: Come in ciel benigna stella (As Neptune's star in heaven) (Dafne)
Recitative: Odi la mia ragion! (Hear my reason!) (Apollo, Dafne)