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Published on Mar 2, 2010
To close out this lunch recital Mr Mehta does only one encore; and chooses something not as flashy and elaborate as the Italian cantatas, but rather a more simple yet still very beautiful piece called "If Music Be the Food of Love" by Henry Purcell.
Countertenor: Bejun Mehta Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset Music By: Henry Purcell
If music be the food of love, sing on till i am fill'd am fill'd with joy for then my list'ning soul you move to pleasures that can never cloy. Your eyes, your mien, your tongue declare that you are music ev'rywhere.
Pleasures invade both eye and ear, so fierce the transports are they wound, and all my senses feasted are, and all my senses feasted are, tho' yet the treat is only sound, sure i must perish by your charms unless you save me in your arms.