The second pair of duets have sections varying in both pace and texture; they are diificult but sati...
Fine dramatic writing including a graphic storm recitative and aria.
Three arias which alternate noble and tragic moods around the drama of King Solomon's judgement.
Uses a thundercloud metaphor for the pains of love, but is lyrical rather than stormy.
An aria remarkable for the freedom and lyricism of the violin obbligato.
A lyrical duo cantata from one of the masters of the genre,
A graphic song of the trials of being a soldier's lover
This is a kind of secular anthem, with solo and concerted voices