Handel's Bestiary

    Handel's Bestiary

    In Search of Animals in Handel's Operas

    Donna Leon

    William Heinemann 2011

    HB + AudioCD 141p Illustrated 176x140mm

    9780434021529   Product Code: 16879

    Crime writer and Handel enthusiast Donna Leon presents a collection of twelve Handel arias that make reference to animals, from the lion (Qual leon che fere irato from Arianna in Crete) to a turtle dove (Fuor di periglio from Floridante). For each animal there is an illustration by Michael Sowa, the words of the aria in Italian and English and a short essay on its significance. The arias are performed on the accompanying audio CD, with Alan Curtis conducting Il Complesso Barocco.

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