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11-27-2000, 09:32 AM
Does anyuone knows a Bach opera about the greek god of the wind Aeolus? I've heard it long time ago but I could never find it.
One (very powerful) aria I can remember has some similarities with the "et resurrexit" chorus from Bach's mass in B minor.
Any ideas? any recording recommendation, perhaps?
Thanks in advance, Luis.
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[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 11-27-2000).]

11-27-2000, 11:13 AM
I'm not aware of any opera by J.S.Bach - there is however a secular cantata called 'Aeolus Appeased ' (no.205, 1725) - There are nearly 24 surviving Secular cantatas and they are Bach’s nearest approach to comic opera, and some of them were presented as costumed masques.

'Man know thyself'

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11-29-2000, 10:17 AM
'Aeolus Appeased', Yes, you are wright!, now I remember, thanks