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Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer, HWV202
composer
1724/6
author of text
1721/4; Irdiches Vergnügen in Gott, bestehend in Physicalisch- und Moralischen Gedichten

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'Handel: German Arias' (CDA67627)
Handel: German Arias
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Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer, HWV202
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Künft’ger Zeiten eitler Kummer HWV202 serenely expresses contentment with the life bestowed upon us by the Creator. It is the only poem not featured in Brockes’s first 1721 edition, and thus confirms that Handel knew and worked from the revised 1724 publication. Handel’s setting has traces of his Italian cantatas Sei pur bella, pur vezzosa (HWV160c) and Siete rose ruggiadose (HWV162), but, more closely, an aria ‘Questo core incatenato’ discarded from the first draft of Giulio Cesare.

from notes by David Vickers © 2007

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