Cantata - yet can I hear... (SACD)

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Bejun Mehta, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

This album contains a selection of solo cantatas, both secular and sacred, from the Italian, German, and English traditions. Including works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach in settings large and small, with obbligato instruments ranging from oboe to chimes, the magnificent cantatas on this album create a portrait of this intimately transcendent repertoire.

With CANTATA: yet can I hear..., the American countertenor Bejun Mehta releases his first album on PENTATONE. Hailed as "arguably the best countertenor in the world today" by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mehta here joins forces with the players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, one of today's most renowned early music ensembles.

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Händel: Mi palpita il cor HWV 132c
1. Recitative: Mi palpita il cor / Allegro: Agitata è l’alma mia / Recitative: Tormento e gelosia
2. Aria: Ho tanti affanni in petto
3. Recitative: Clori di te mi lagno
4. Aria: Se un di m’adora

J.S. Bach: Ich habe genug BWV 82
5. Aria: Ich habe genug
6. Recitative: Ich habe genug
7. Aria: Schlummert ein
8. Recitative: Mein Gott, wenn kömmt das schöne: Nun!
9. Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod

Hoffmann: Trauermusik
10. Aria: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

Händel: Siete rose rugiadose HWV 162
11. Aria: Siete rose rugiadose

Vivaldi: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV 676
12. Recitative: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede
13. Aria: Lusinga è del nocchier
14. Recitative: O ingannato nocchiero
15. Aria: Cor ingrato dispietato

J.C. Bach
16. Lamento: Ach, daß ich Wassers g'nug hätte

Händel: I will magnify thee HWV 250b
17. Air: I will magnify thee

Händel: The Choice of Hercules HWV 69
18. Recitative: Oh cease, enchanting Siren!
19. Air: Yet can I hear that dulcet lay