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

amazon.com/Handels-Bestiary-Search-Animals-Operas/dp/0802119964/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1301185343&sr=8-1

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)

Text/Translation:

ROSSANE & TIMANTE:

Fuor di periglio
di fiero artiglio,
colombe amate
saremo allor.

Accompagnate
da un sol consiglio
innamorate
da un sol ardor.

Out of danger
Of a fierce talon,
We shall then be
Amorous doves.

Accompanied by a single council
Enamored
By a single ardor.

Art in this video by Louisa Boyd:

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