Mezzo soprano voice solo/alto voice solo/piano
From Handel's Operas for Mezzo Soprano and Alto. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Donald Burrows. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Vocal. Piano reduction, anthology. 92 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10253).
Item Number: BA.BA10253
ISBN 9790006539321. 30 x 23 cm inches. Language: Italian, Text Language: English/German. Preface: Donald Burrows.
Recitatives and arias (for mezzo-soprano/contralto, female roles and breeches roles) from: Amadigi, Ariodante, Ezio, Flavio, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Lotario,Orlando, Radamisto, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Serse (Xerxes), Tamerlano Based on the Barenreiter vocal scores, this volume contains some of Handel's best-known arias for mezzo-soprano and contralto, together with some less well-known numbers of equally high musical quality. The arias include works from Handel's thirty-year period as an opera composer in London and give an impression of the variety of this extensive repertoire. They display various distinctive technical features and are mostly presented with the preceding recitative or, in a few cases, in the context of an entire scene. The arias appear in the chronological order of the operas. The forewords by Donald Burrows contain detailed notes on Handel's singers and on the context of the arias of the operas.