Baroque Music Video.
"Fuor di periglio" a duet from Handel's opera Floridante
Performed by Karina Gauvin and Ann Hallenberg
with Alan Curtis conducting Il Complesso Barocco
from a recording that accompanies Donna Leon's book
Handel's Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel's Operas
CD features performances of Handel arias by Karina Gauvin, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew, and Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco to depict the various animals addressed in each chapter: lion, snake, nightingale, bee, silver dove, tiger, frog, elephant, moth, stag, phoenix, and turtledove.
"A wonderful book. A compendium colorfully illustrated by Michael Sowa, to be enjoyed not only by musical connoisseurs." —Der Spiegel (Germany)
"The book, wittily illustrated by Michael Sowa, is accompanied by a CD of arias recorded by Il Complesso Barocco. A real tour de force!" —News (Austria)
"A great reading and listening pleasure." —Ruhr Nachrichten (Germany)
ROSSANE & TIMANTE:
Fuor di periglio
di fiero artiglio,
da un sol consiglio
da un sol ardor.
Out of danger
Of a fierce talon,
We shall then be
Accompanied by a single council
By a single ardor.
Art in this video by Louisa Boyd:
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