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Handel's Bestiary

Donna Leon: Handel's Bestiary (UK 2011)

From the Publisher:
When Donna Leon, the acclaimed author of the best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series, is not conjuring up tales of crime and corruption in Venice, she is listening to opera. Over the years, Leon has noticed that her favourite composer, George Frideric Handel, filled his operas with arias that make reference to animals; rich in symbolism, the perceived virtues and vices of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, and tiger, among others, resonate in his works.

In Handel's Bestiary, Leon draws on her love of Handel and her expertise in medieval bestiaries -- illustrated collections of animal stories -- to assemble a bestiary of her own. Twelve chapters trace twelve animals through history, mythology, and the arias. Each is joined by whimsical original illustrations by German painter Michael Sowa. The accompanying CD includes each aria, expertly recorded by Il Complesso Barocco with Alan Curtis conducting. Fascinating and utterly original, Handel's Bestiary springs to life with Leon's knowledge and wit.

Donna Leon: Handel's Bestiary. In search of animals in Handel's operas. Illustrated by Michael Sowa, music by George Frederic Handel with Alan Curtis conducting Il Complesso Barocco. William Heinemann, ISBN: 9780434021529 (May, 2011), 139 p. plus 1 sound disc, £16.99.

 

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Handel's Bestiary

Donna Leon: Handel's Bestiary (USA 2011)

From the Publisher:
When acclaimed novelist Donna Leon is not conjuring up tales of crime and corruption in Venice, or reveling in delicious cuisine, she is listening to music. For Leon, patron of conductor Alan Curtis and his celebrated orchestra Il Complesso Barocco, that usually means the work of her favorite composer, George Frideric Handel.

Over the years, Leon has noticed that the great musician filled his operas with arias that make reference to animals; rich in symbolism, the perceived virtues and vices of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, and tiger, among others, resonate in his works. In Handel's Bestiary, Leon draws on her love of Handel and her expertise in medieval bestiaries -- illustrated collections of animal stories -- to assemble a bestiary of her own. Twelve chapters trace twelve animals through history, mythology, and the arias. Each is joined by whimsical original illustrations by German painter Michael Sowa, and an accompanying CD includes each aria, expertly recorded by Il Complesso Barocco. A fascinating, utterly original book, Handel's Bestiary springs to life with Leon's knowledge, passion, and wit.

Donna Leon: Handel's Bestiary. In search of animals in Handel's operas. Illustrated by Michael Sowa, music by George Frederic Handel with Alan Curtis conducting Il Complesso Barocco. Grove/Atlantic, Inc., ISBN: 9780802119964 (April, 2011), 144 p. plus 1 sound disc, $27.50.

 

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