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Handel as Orpheus voice and desire in the chamber cantatas

Author: Ellen T Harris; Georg Friedrich Händel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Univ. Press 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : PaperbackView all editions and formats

Handel wrote over 100 cantatas, compositions for voice and instruments decsribing the joy and pain of love. In the first comprehensive study of the cantatas, Harris investigates their place in  Read more...


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Named Person: Georg Friedrich Händel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen T Harris; Georg Friedrich Händel
ISBN: 0674015983 9780674015982
OCLC Number: 935880648
Language Note: Text engl., Gesangstexte u.a. ital.
Notes: ISBN innen u. außen nicht identisch
Literaturverz. S. 368 - 372
Awards: Winner of American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 2003
Nominated for Roland H. Bainton Book Prize 2002
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2002
Description: XI, 430 Seiten Notenbeispiele
Contents: * Acknowledgments * Note on the Musical Examples * Prologue: "The Ways of the World" *1. Code Names and Assumed Identities *2. Women's Voices/Men's Voices *3. Pastoral Lovers *4. Cantata Couples and Love Triangles *5. Silence and Secrecy *6. Culmination of the Private * Epilogue: "True Representation" * Appendix 1: Cantata Chronology * Appendix 2: Texts and Translations of the Continuo Cantatas * Bibliographic Abbreviations * Notes * Title Index of Handel's Cantatas, Duets, and Trios * General Index
Responsibility: Ellen T. Harris


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This book deserves triple applause: first for revealing a shockingly neglected portion of Handel repertoire--nearly a hundred cantatas, almost all overlooked--secondly for opening the door to the Read more...

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