Handel’s Mi Palpita il cor

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Mi Palpita il Cor is an extravagant and virtuosic work—its languid, indulgent opening aria and tempestuous finale are punctuated with impassioned recitative. One of several re-workings of an earlier cantata written in Rome, Handel was evidently very pleased with it; he re-arranged the work four times for a variety of different instruments and re-used the music once again in his Oratorio Samson.




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