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Handel Cantatas -
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GERALD FENECH

'... music of the utmost beauty, full of emotional outpourings that cover the whole spectrum of the human condition ...'

Abbandonata - Handel: Italian Cantatas. © 2018 Vivat Music Foundaation

From an early age Handel always dreamed of becoming an opera composer and indeed, one can say that he realised his ambition to the full, as by the time of his death in 1759, aged seventy-four, he had composed some forty such works. His operatic career took flight after 1710, soon after arriving in England, but by that time the composer was already well-versed in the art of writing for the stage.

In 1706 Handel had raised the capital needed to travel to Italy where he hoped to learn the craft of writing operas in the country considered to be Western Europe's dominant force in this genre...

Copyright © 26 September 2018 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ABBANDONATA - HANDEL: ITALIAN CANTATAS

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

CAROLYN SAMPSON

ROBERT KING

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