Handel's Bestiary by Donna Leon

By Donna Leon

Whilst acclaimed novelist Donna Leon isn't conjuring up stories of crime and corruption in Venice, or reveling in scrumptious delicacies, she is hearing song. For Leon, consumer of conductor Alan Curtis and his celebrated orchestra Il Complesso Barocco, that typically capacity the paintings of her favourite composer, George Frideric Handel.

Over the years, Leon has spotted that the nice musician stuffed his operas with arias that make connection with animals; wealthy in symbolism, the perceived virtues and vices of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, and tiger, between others, resonate in his works. InHandel's Bestiary, Leon attracts on her love of Handel and her services in medieval bestiaries--illustrated collections of animal stories--to gather a bestiary of her personal. Twelve chapters hint twelve animals via background, mythology, and the arias. every one is joined by means of whimsical unique illustrations through German painter Michael Sowa, and an accompanying CD contains each one aria, expertly recorded by means of Il Complesso Barocco. a desirable, totally unique book,Handel's Bestiarysprings to existence with Leon's wisdom, ardour, and wit.

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Handel's Bestiary

While acclaimed novelist Donna Leon isn't really conjuring up stories of crime and corruption in Venice, or reveling in scrumptious delicacies, she is hearing tune. For Leon, consumer of conductor Alan Curtis and his celebrated orchestra Il Complesso Barocco, that sometimes capacity the paintings of her favourite composer, George Frideric Handel.

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