CANTATA – yet can I hear…


Bejun Mehta
Release Date: 16-03-2018
PTC: 5186669
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Händel: Mi palpita il cor HWV 132c

1) Recitative: Mi palpita il cor / Allegro: Agitata è l’alma mia / Recitative: Tormento e gelosia 2:06

Hoffmann: Trauermusik

Händel: Siete rose rugiadose HWV 162

Vivaldi: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV 676

12) Recitative: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede 0:59

J.C. Bach

16) Lamento: Ach, daß ich Wassers g'nug hätte 7:13

Händel: I will magnify thee HWV 250b

Händel: The Choice of Hercules HWV 69

Total Tracks 19
Total Duration 01hr 11min

Album 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.