GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Mira Lilla gentile (two versions - world premiere recordings), Tra le fiamme, HWV 170, ANON.: La caduta di Icaro.
Catalogue Number: 02O023
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: World Premiere Recordings of the two versions of Mira Lilla, whose manuscript is held in the Palermo Conservatory and which is likely of the same period as the violin obbligato aria Un' alma inamorata, HWV 173. Tra le fiamme and La caduta have the same text although the anonymous work (perhaps by Francesco Mancini [1672-1737]) is more simply scored for two violins and continuo while Handel's uses recorder, oboe and viola da gamba as well. Italian texts. Valentina Varriale (soprano), Musica Perduta; Renato Criscuolo (cello).