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11 World Premiere Recordings.
A journey of discovery for Lezhneva, who spent days in a Berlin library unearthing this music.
Incredible undiscovered arias from Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759), one of the most important German composers of Italian baroque opera but almost unknown today.
Music of great virtuosity: vibrant, joyful and fiery arias contrast with tragic and deeply felt laments.
Concerto Köln, one of Germany’s finest period instrument orchestras, are led by young conductor (and pianist) Mikhail Antonenko and feature an array of world-class baroque musicians including violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and lutenist Luca Pianca
Carl Heinrich Graun: L'Orfeo
"Sento una pena"
Carl Heinrich Graun: Ifigenia in Aulide / Act 1
"Sforzero d'avverso mare"
Carl Heinrich Graun: Coriolano / Act 2
"Senza di te, mio bene"
Carl Heinrich Graun: L'Armida / Act 3
"La gloria t'invita"
Carl Heinrich Graun: Il Mithridate
"Piangete, o mesti lumi"
Carl Heinrich Graun: Silla / Act 3
"Parmi, ah no! Pur troppo, o Dio!"
Carl Heinrich Graun: Rodelinda, regina de' langobardi