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G.F. Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga; Voices of Music with Kirsten Blaise, soprano
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 26 Apr 2014
Author: Voices of Music
Handel's signature aria from his Opera Rinaldo HWV 7 (1711), performed on original instruments by Voices of Music, with soprano Kirsten Blaise. Handel reworked one of his best arias from "Il trionfo del tempo" (1707) for Rinaldo, his first London opera, and the first Italian opera specifically composed for the London theatres. Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte, e che sospiri la libertà. Il duolo infranga queste ritorte de' miei martiri sol per pietà. Let me weep over my cruel fate, and sigh for freedom. Let my sorrow break the chains of my suffering, out of pity. The Musicians (left to right, back to front) Kati Kyme, baroque violin Gabrielle Wunsch, baroque violin Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin Maxine Nemerovski, baroque violin Lisa Grodin, baroque viola Farley Pearce, violone Shirley Edith Hunt, baroque cello David Tayler, archlute Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ And the fabulous Kirsten Blaise, soprano Voices of Music directed by Hanneke van Proosdij & David Tayler w
Ensemble: Voices of Music