Händel: Mi palpita il cor HWV 132c

  1. 1) Recitative: Mi palpita il cor / Allegro: Agitata è l’alma mia / Recitative: Tormento e gelosia

    2.06

  2. 2) Aria: Ho tanti affanni in petto

    6.14

  3. 3) Recitative: Clori di te mi lagno

    0.49

  4. 4) Aria: Se un di m’adora

    3.18

J.S. Bach: Ich habe genug BWV 82

  1. 5) Aria: Ich habe genug

    6.51

  2. 6) Recitative: Ich habe genug

    1.06

  3. 7) Aria: Schlummert ein

    9.05

  4. 8) Recitative: Mein Gott, wenn kömmt das schöne: Nun!

    0.40

  5. 9) Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod

    3.35

Hoffmann: Trauermusik

  1. 10) Aria: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

    6.46

Händel: Siete rose rugiadose HWV 162

  1. 11) Aria: Siete rose rugiadose

    5.09

Vivaldi: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV 676

  1. 12) Recitative: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede

    0.59

  2. 13) Aria: Lusinga è del nocchier

    4.15

  3. 14) Recitative: O ingannato nocchiero

    1.08

  4. 15) Aria: Cor ingrato dispietato

    3.35

J.C. Bach

  1. 16) Lamento: Ach, daß ich Wassers g'nug hätte

    7.13

Händel: I will magnify thee HWV 250b

  1. 17) Air: I will magnify thee

    4.10

Händel: The Choice of Hercules HWV 69

  1. 18) Recitative: Oh cease, enchanting Siren!

    0.18

  2. 19) Air: Yet can I hear that dulcet lay

    4.23

CD information

This album contains a selection of solo cantatas, both secular and sacred, from the Italian, German, and English traditions. Including works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach in settings large and small, with obbligato instruments ranging from oboe to chimes, the magnificent cantatas on this album create a portrait of this intimately transcendent repertoire.

With CANTATA; yet can I hear…, the American countertenor Bejun Mehta releases his first album on PENTATONE. Hailed as “arguably the best countertenor in the world today” by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mehta here joins forces with the players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, one of today’s most renowned early music ensembles.