Most of Handel's cantatas date from his Roman period, while he frequents Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti or Pasquini, and is welcomed by the Marquis Ruspoli, for whom he composes profane cantata interpreted in his country residences. While opera was banned in Rome, the cantata, alternating tunes and recitatives, was the occasion to experiment with bold rhetorical and melodic processes, a material that Haendel repeatedly reused in his operas. In London he discovered Purcell's music, including the successful English-language semi-opera, including the famous King Arthur (1691). Paradoxically, the vogue of Italian opera will bring a time in oblivion to the immense work of his genius predecessor. Rompus with the Italian and English styles, Rossana Bertini and Philippe Cantor will sing with happiness these great pages of the Baroque repertoire.
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