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Track(s) taken from CDA67627
Recording details: October 2006
Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: June 2007
Total duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds

Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften, HWV208
author of text
1721/4; Irdiches Vergnügen in Gott, bestehend in Physicalisch- und Moralischen Gedichten

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Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften HWV208 has a stealthy bass line and strongly characterized violin solo part similar to the aria ‘Forte e lieto’ in Tamerlano. The operatic version represents Bajazet’s stubbornness in conflict with filial love, and introduces a character whose actions are frequently misconceived. Brockes’s poem makes that rhetorical character in the music even stronger, with the singer advising that those who dig for gold and gems waste their time in the dark while they should instead be experiencing the real treasure of God’s creation.

from notes by David Vickers © 2007

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