Handel Aria Album. Male Roles for High Voice from Handel's Operas
Italian opera was at the centre of HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s output for over 35 years with solo arias constituting one of the most important elements in Baroque opera. Dramatic roles, with their various moods and reactions, are characterised through arias. A large number of HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s operas also contain at least one entire scene for two to three voices. These numbers make use not only of similar lyrical or expressive forms of expression such as the arias, but also employ contrapuntal elements as found in HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chamber music.
Based on the BÃƒÂ¤renreiter vocal scores, these volumes contain some of HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best-known arias, duets and trios, together with less well-known numbers of equally high musical quality. The arias are arranged chronologically, reflecting the order in which the operas were composed.
- Unbeatable collections of HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most beautiful arias and ensembles
- Musical text based on the Urtext vocal scores of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Halle Handel EditionÃ¢â‚¬Â
- Detailed foreword (Eng/Ger) by Donald Burrows on HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s singers and on the arias in the context of the operas
- Translations of the Italian aria texts (Eng/Ger)