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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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Bejun Mehta

Countertenor

Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie

Program

Georg Friedrich Handel

Suite aus Terpsicore (Prolog zur Oper Il pastor fido) HWV 8b

Georg Friedrich Handel

Va tacito e nascosto (Arie aus «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» HWV 17)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Empio, dirò tu sei ... Non è di Re quel cuor (Rezitativ und Arie aus «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» HWV 17)

Georg Friedrich Handel

Dall'ondoso periglio ... Aure, deh, per pietà / Aus den tückischen Wogen ... Zephir, umspiel mich fein (Arie des Giulio Cesare aus «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» HWV 17)

Georg Friedrich Handel

Quel torrente che cade dal monte (Arie aus «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» HWV 17)

Pietro Locatelli

Concerto grosso für Streicher und Basso continuo c-moll op. 1 Nr. 11

Giuseppe Valentini

Concerto grosso für Streicher und Basso continuo a-moll op. 7 Nr. 11

Georg Friedrich Handel

Suite aus der Oper Ariodante HWV 33

Approximate running time: 1h 45m without intermission

Music from the operas of George Frideric Handel is at the center of the program performed by members of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin together with students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie. Countertenor Bejun Mehta explores the many facets of the character of Julius Caesar—from idealistic ruler to desperate lover—in four virtuoso arias from the eponymous work, which are complemented by instrumental suites from Terpsicore and Ariodante. Two Concerti grossi by Handel’s contemporaries Pietro Locatelli and Giuseppe Valentini complete the program.