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Amore traditore – Cantatas for bass and harpsichord

JS Bach: Amore traditore, BWV203
JS Bach: Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen (from Coffee Cantata, BWV211)
JS Bach: Ich habe genug, BWV82
JS Bach: Komm, süsses Kreuz (from St Matthew Passion, BWV244)
Handel: Vieni, o cara (from Rinaldo)
Handel: Pur ritorno a rimirarvi, Claudio (from Agrippina)
Handel: Su l’arena di babara (from Imeneo)
Handel: Dalla guerra amorosa

The cantata, whether sacred or secular, was the greatest smaller-scale vocal genre of the high baroque. Handel and Bach produced many, and those for a single voice and single accompanying instrument – such as begin and end this concert – allowed the widest and most vivid range of emotions. In between them we hear a selection of [arrangements of?] arias from larger-scale works – operas, church cantatas and passions – encompassing a host of emotions from the tragedy of love to reverence for the heavenly majesty of the Cross.

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