GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL Clori, Tirsi e Fileno
La RisonanzaFabio Bonizzoni
La RisonanzaFabio Bonizzoni, direction
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernández, soprano Romina Basso, alto Andrea Mion, oboe Elisabeth Baumer, oboe & recorder Leila Schayegh, solo violin Carlo Lazzaroni, Rossella Borsoni, Silvia Colli, Raffaello Negri, Ana Liz Ojeda, Elena Telò, violins Gianni De Rosa, Efix Puleo, violas Caterina Dell'Agnello, cello Rebeca Ferri, cello & recorder Vanni Moretto, Davide Nava, double basses Gabriele Palomba, archlute Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord
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GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL (1685-1759)
Clori, Tirsi e FilenoLe Cantate Italiane di Handel V Rome, 1707
1-29 Clori, Tirsi e Fileno (Cor fedele, in vano speri) [HWV 83]
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In May 1707 George Frideric Handel entered into the service of the Marquis Francesco Maria Ruspoli, and under his protection, embarked upon a tremendous career. As well as making a name for himself as a spectacular virtuoso on the harpsichord and organ, through his plentiful concerts in the Roman academies, Handel lost no time in also becoming a highly sought-after composer through his felicitous and apparently inexhaustible inspiration. In addition to a significant number of cantatas for solo voice and basso continuo, Handel also involved himself in composing cantatas for larger numbers of voices, combining these with a large supporting orchestral group.
The score of Clori, Tirsi e Fileno is certainly a complex one, as much for its dramatic plotline as for its individually-chosen musical options: the result is a genuine opera in miniature, equipped with real refinement and lightness. Consequently, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno turns - even more so than with other Italian cantata works by the caro Sassone - into an authentic laboratory in which Handel experiments with the most diverse musical and dramatic forms, obtaining by this method a capacity to elaborate that special language which was to locate it firmly within the glories of the theatre, from the past and the present.
Fabio Bonizzoni’s attention on record to the music of Handel - which has, thus far, yielded seven discs devoted to the early Italian-texted cantatas - has just now had the good fortune to receive this year’s Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize for Apollo e Dafne, the final release in the present series for Glossa. This is the third time that Bonizzoni and his period-instrument ensemble La Risonanza have won this prestigious prize for their series of “Le Cantate Italiane di Handel” (previous winners were the first release, Le Cantate per il Cardinal Pamphili and the fifth, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno); three other recordings have also featured as runners-up. [read more...]