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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: 4 minutes 37 seconds

Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen, HWV203
composer
1724/6
author of text
1721/4; Irdiches Vergnügen in Gott, bestehend in Physicalisch- und Moralischen Gedichten

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Handel’s bubbly extrovert music in Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen HWV203 conveys the sparkling brilliance of water rushing over sandy shores and riverbeds. Its principal theme foreshadows ‘How vain is man’ in the later English oratorio Judas Maccabaeus. Like the vivacious Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden HWV210, it shares musical material with arias added for the soprano Benedetta Sorosina, daughter of George I’s agent in Venice, in the January 1725 revival of Giulio Cesare.

from notes by David Vickers © 2007

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