Handel - L'Allegro, il Penserioso ed il Moderato (Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Keohane, Doyle, Hulett, Wolf, Kammerchor) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 631 MB
Label: Carus | Catalog N.: 83.395 | TT: CD1:60'06, CD2:59'12
Little by little, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1740) is gaining recognition as one of Handel's masterpieces. The idea of interleaving passages from John Milton's twinned poems delineating two extremes of human temperament clearly inspired the composer; the actual literary work was done initially by James Harris and amended by Charles Jennens. The composer also had Jennens pen a final section praising the integration of "Mirth" and "Melancholy" into "Moderation."