GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL
Un’ alma inamorata HWV 173
Dietro l’orme fugaci HWV 105
Figlio d’alte speranze HWV 113
Psalmus 112 “Laudate pueri Dominum” HWV 236
Veronika Winter, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max
Three Italian cantatas and the musical arrangement of a Latin psalm from the pen of a young Georg Friedrich Handel are presented on this new Capriccio SACD. Handel wrote these works in Italy at a time when the pontifical ban on operas was still effective. Veronika Winter and the Kleine Konzert have recorded four examples of this demanding music, conducted by Hermann Max.
“Presented here in a recording fully focused in a warm but not excessively reverberant acoustic, the Goldberg Trio Bonn’s performances display an unforced naturalness and a real chemistry…These performers capture faithfully the inward-looking, brooding atmosphere of three three-part Fantasies by Purcell, realising the composer’s subtleties of form, texture, rhythm, harmony and counterpoint with light, well-articulated bowing and minimal vibrato…Gideon Klein’s String Trio is a little known jewel of the genre…The Goldberg Trio Bonn offers a truly intoxicating interpretation of the work’s kernel…The disc…is worth buying for the Klein alone.” Robin Stowell, The Strad