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Ombra mai fu

Andreas Scholl’s beautiful performance of  this marvellous piece from Handel’s Xerxes is not to be missed.

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O let me weep…

The beauty of this music is beyond description…

O, let me weep,  forever weep

My eyes no more shall welcome sleep.

I’ll hide me from the sight of day,

And sigh my soul away.

He’s gone, his loss deplore,

And I shall never see him more.

From Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell, 1659 – 1695; The Fairy-Queen, Z.629

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 Algo más de siete minutos de maravillosa música y diabólicos consejos:

Cosi fan Tutte

Un peu plus de sept minutes d’une musique merveilleuse et de conseils diaboliques :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91blpKiFfPo&NR=1  (Date: 1996; Venue: Metropolitan Opera, New York; Conductor: James Levine; Guglielmo: Dwayne Croft; Fiordiligi: Carol Vaness; Ferrando: Jerry Hadley; Dorabella: Susanne Mentzer; Despina: Cecilia Bartoli;Don Alfonso: Thomas Allen)

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