– Gérards favourite aria

Gérards Lamberts favourite aria is HWV 205 “Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle”. Our MaGMa Trio is really fond of the music composed by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759). That’s why we have often played his music during our concerts.

I’d like to give you the translation into English:

Sweet quiet, gentle fount of carefree stillness,
the soul itself rejoices,
when I, after this time
of industrious vanity,
call before my eyes the rest
that awaits us for all eternity

The German Arias were the last pieces written to German words by G.F. Handel. Exquisely wrought with all the art of the consummate rethorican, and endowed with all the melodic charm that is Handel’s hallmark, these veritable jewels of Baroque musical literature lie midway between divertissments for a semi-public cirkel of music lovers and music destined for spiritual edification and private meditation.

Enjoy this music as well as this week!

Marijke Persijn

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