Soprano Cantatas

Phoenix Edition: 171PHOENIX

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Soprano Cantatas

Catalogue No:

171PHOENIX

Discs:

1

Release date:

5th Jan 2009

Barcode:

0811691011714

Length:

66 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Soprano Cantatas


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV209 'Non sa che sia dolore' (Italian Cantata)

Ferdinand Leitner

Handel:

Silete venti, HWV242

Hasse, J A:

La Gelosia (Jealousy)


Emma Kirkby (soprano), Sophie Boulin (soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (soprano) & Hans-Martin Linde (transverse flute)

Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde

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Emma Kirkby, who is about to celebrate her 60th birthday in 2009, is one of the world’s most renowned early music specialists. She has been voted artist of the year by Classic FM Radio listeners and in 2007 was ranked number 10 in a survey done by BBC Music Magazine to find the 20 Greatest Sopranos. With her intelligence, her uniquely beautiful voice and her brilliant performing technique her concerts always become an unforgettable experience. She feels the most at home with Renaissance and Baroque repertoire so Phoenix Edition is privileged to have her perform on this disc of baroque gems.

In Handel’s Latin motet “Silete, venti” she gives a virtuoso example of her art. Since the work cannot have been written for the Anglican Church service, the supposition remains that Handel wrote it especially for one of his much-loved female vocal virtuosi from the opera company.

Emma Kirkby’s colleague Sophie Boulin is no less a virtuoso, as is proved by the cantatas by Bach and Hasse. The occasion and the exact circumstances for the creation of Bach’s cantatas “Non sa che sia dolore” BWV 209 are not known; possibly the piece was even written by another composer.

“La Gelosia” (“Jealousy”), the solo cantata written in 1762 by Johann Adolf Hasse and based on a text by his preferred librettist Pietro Metastasio, conveys in exemplary fashion an impression of the style of the courtly aristocratic Italian opera.

George Frideric Handel: Silete venti, HWV 242

Sinfonia

Silete Venti

Dulcis amor Jesu care

O fortunata anima

Date serta, date flores

Johann Adolf Hasse: Perdono, amata Nice, bella Nice, "La gelosia"

Recitative: Perdona, amata

Aria: Bei labbri che Amore

Recitative: Son reo, non mi defendo

Aria: Giura il nocchier

Johann Sebastian Bach: Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209

Sinfonia

Recitative: Non sa che sia dolore

Aria: Parti pur e con dolore

Recitative: Tuo saver al tempo

Aria: Ricetti gramezza e pavento

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