Signs of Love in Performing Handel´s Giulio Cesare

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Studying Handel’s metaphors of love in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, I will introduce
how they are depicted in arias, through musical relationships and as a message.
Love is an essential theme in so far as the arias’ foci are interlocked by the affectual
tensions. I will examine three fairly recent performance recordings as instances of reoccurrence in remaking the opera. These recordings project intention as will, design, application and intensity as part of the creation of meaning by the composer and the librettist at the time the work was first performed.
Translated title of the contributionRakkauden merkkejä ja viestejä Händelin Julius Caesarin esittämisessä
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Embodiment of Authority : Perspective on Performances
EditorsTaina Riikonen, Marjaana Virtanen
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
PublisherPeter Lang
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-65085-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings

Publication series

NameInterdisziplinäre Studien zur Musik
PublisherPeter Lang
VolumeBand 7

Fields of Science

  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • Baroque opera, Handel, musical affect, musical performance studies

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