Results 1 – 10 of 38 This page lists all recordings of Piangerò la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare) by George Frideric Handel (). Handel, George Frideric Piangerò la sorte mia, si crudele from Giulio Cesare sheet music for Soprano Voice – Piangerò la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare). George Frideric Handel & Joyce DiDonato & Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis. Show performers. COMPOSER: George.

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Yet his operas, for which he was widely known in his own time, are the province mainly of specialists in Baroque music, and the events of his life, even though piahgero reflected some of the most important musical issues of the day, have never become as familiar as the careers of Bach or Mozart.

Handel was born in the German city of Halle on February 23, His father noted but did not nurture his musical talent, and he had to sneak a small keyboard instrument into his attic to practice. As a child he studied music with Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, organist at the Liebfrauenkirche, and for a time he seemed destined for a career as a church organist himself. After studying law briefly at the University of Halle, Handel began serving as organist on March 13,at the Domkirche there.


In Handel took off for Italy, then the softe of operatic innovation, and mastered contemporary trends in Italian serious opera. He returned to Germany to become court composer in Hannover, whose rulers were linked by family ties with the British throne; his patron there, the Elector of Hannover, became King George I of England.

English audiences took to his opera Rinaldo, and several years later Handel jumped at the chance to move to England permanently. He impressed King George early on with the Water Music ofwritten as entertainment for a royal boat outing.

Through the s Handel composed Italian operatic masterpieces for London stages: Not only Messiah but also Israel in Egypt, Samson, Saul, and many other works established him as a venerated elder of English music.

Giulio Cesare – Wikipedia

Handel presented the oratorio six times during poangero first season and about 40 times before his death 12 years later, conducting it 30 times himself. InHandel suffered a stroke, which caused both temporary paralysis in his right arm and some loss of his mental faculties, but he recovered sufficiently to carry on most normal activity.

He was urged to write an autobiography, but never did. Blind in old age, he continued to compose.

Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17 (Handel, George Frideric)

He died in London on April 14, It was first performed in London on 20 February The opera was an immediate success. Handel revived it with changes in, and ; it was also performed in Paris, Hamburg, and Brunswick. The roles of Cesare and Cleopatra, sung by the castrato Senesino and famous soprano Francesca Cuzzoni respectively, and which encompass eight arias and two recitatives accompagnati each, totally dispose of the vocal capabilities of the singers.


Cleopatra ahndel a multifaceted character: This number calls for two orchestras: The young Herbert von Karajan conducted a production in Ulm in In modern productions, the title role, written for a castrato, is sung by a contralto, mezzo-soprano, or, more frequently in recent years, a countertenor.

The roles of Tolomeo and Nireno are normally sung by countertenors.

Handel – Piangerò la sorte mia, si crudele from Giulio Cesare sheet music for Soprano Voice

The role of Sesto, written for a soprano, is now usually sung by a mezzo-soprano. It is admired for its superb vocal writing, its dramatic impact, and its deft orchestral arrangements.

Giulio Cesare is now regularly performed. Rossini — Munich Heinrich Schlusnus — — A blessed voice.

A Double Faced Medea:

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