Georg Friedrich Händel: Aure, deh, per pietà (Julius Caesar) – Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music


The aria Aure, deh, per pietà from Giulio Cesare HWV 17, 4K video from the Voices of Music award winning “Harmonic Labyrinth” concert. Giulio Cesare was very popular during Handel’s lifetime and was part of the Handel revival in the early 20th century, beginning with a production at Göttingen in 1922.

Aure, deh, per pietà (Giulio Cesare) Dall’ondoso periglio salvo mi porta al lido il mio propizio fato. Qui la celeste Parca non tronca ancor lo stame alla mia vita! Ma dove andrò? e chi mi porge aita? Ove son le mie schiere? Ove son le legioni? Che a tante mie vittorie il varco apriro? Solo in queste erme arene Al monarca del mondo errar conviene? Aure, deh, per pietà spirate al petto mio, per dar conforto, oh dio! al mio dolor. Dite, dov’è, che fa l’idolo del mio sen, l’amato e dolce ben di questo cor. Ma d’ogni intorno i’ veggio sparse d’arme e d’estinti l’infortunate arene, segno d’infausto annunzio al fin sarà. Aure…. —Nicola Francesco Haym From the perilous waves I am cast ashore By my benevolent fate The destiny of heaven has not yet severed the thread of my life! But where shall I go? Who will help me? Where are my troops? Where are the legions that gave me so many victories? Must the ruler of the world wander alone, vanquished, in the desert? Breezes, for pity’s sake, breathe into my breast to bring your comfort, oh God, to my pain. Tell me, where is the idol of my faith the beloved treasure of this heart? Everywhere I see Littered with weapons, dead bodies, A dismal scene– Surely a dreadful omen Breezes… Copyright Voices of Music 2019

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