Handel: Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

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Heroes from the Shadows - Handel Arias

Heroes from the Shadows - Handel Arias


Handel:

Poro, re dell'Indie, HWV28: Sinfonia

Dover, giustizia, amor (from Ariodante)

Pena tiranna (from Amadigi)

Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)

Son contenta di morire (Radamisto)

Son nata a lagrimar (from Giulio Cesare)

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Se fiera belva ha cinto (from Rodelinda)

Voi, che udite il mio lamento (from Agrippina)

Par che mi nasca in seno (from Tamerlano)

Son contenta di morire (Radamisto)

Senti, bell'idol mio (from Silla)

L'aure che spira (from Giulio Cesare)

world premiere recording of the version for Cornelia

Amadigi di Gaula: Ballo di poston e pastorelle

Io seguo sol fiero (from Partenope)

Non so se sia la speme (from Serse)

Serse: Sinfonia

Scipione: Sinfonia

Partenope: Sinfonia

Orlando: Sinfonia


Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto & conductor)

Orfeo 55

Contralto & conductor Nathalie Stutzmann is an exciting new signing, having left Deutsche Grammophon/Universal to join the Erato roster. Considered to be one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time, she has parallel careers as both a contralto and an orchestra conductor. She sings regularly with the world’s greatest conductors and orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, the LSO and Rotterdam Philharmonic under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She currently is in residence with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP).

In 2009, Nathalie Stutzmann founded her own chamber orchestra, Orfeo 55, playing on both baroque and modern instruments, with which she tours extensively and partners her on this new release. The orchestras’ repertoire reflects the breadth of Nathalie’s own, performing not only music from the Baroque period, but also works by composers in the 20th century such as Richard Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg. This album focuses on Handel’s contralto arias, wonderful music from some of his best-loved operas, but rarely heard independently of full performances. With this release Nathalie Stutzmann gives light to these heroes usually in the shadows, giving these characters and this wonderful music a new perspective – making them the stars of this album.

“Alceste’s Son qual stanco Pellegrino, and Irene’s Par che mi nasca from Tamerlano in its rare version with clarinets are highlights, but the entire disc is collectible.” Sunday Times, 2nd November 2014

“Stutzmann's dark, smooth contralto is always a pleasure to hear but her expressive intensity, athletic virtuosity and emotional intelligence make it a valuable instrument indeed...it is hard to imagine anyone bringing more depth and nobility to Handel's heart-rending slow arias of hopeless love.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“Not everyone, I suspect, shares my enthusiasm for Stutzmann’s dark, androgynous voice. But there’s no mistaking either her musicianship or her commitment here, while Orfeo 55, clearly a force to be reckoned with, play superbly for her.” The Guardian, 13th November 2014 ****

“Some will find her too fruity; these ears however find a stylish, responsive delivery and a refreshing directness. The playing of Orfeo 55 is beyond reproach.” Classical Music *****

“Stutzmann has a real feeling for pulse and text and still boasts formidable fioritura.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ***

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Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

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Albinoni:

Aure, andate e baciate (from ll Nascimento dell’Aurora)

Boccherini:

Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major, G. 483

Caldara:

Fortuna e speranza (from Nitocri)

Tanto, e con sì gran piena (from Gianguir)

Gabrielli:

Sigismondo, re di Borgogna: Aure voi de' miei sospiri

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76: What passion cannot Music raise and quell?

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Porpora:

Giusto Amor, tu che m ’accendi (from Gli orti esperidi)

Vivaldi:

Tito Manlio: Di verde ulivo


Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello)

Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta – two of the most captivating women in classical music – are joining together for a new album ‘Dolce Duello’ to be released on Decca Classics on 10th November. It is a collection of Baroque masterpieces which showcase the stunning combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias. To coincide with the release, Bartoli and Gabetta will be performing on a European tour with Cappella Gabetta and conductor and violinist Andrés Gabetta.

‘Dolce Duello’ covers almost a century of music. The new album features works by Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Domenico Gabrielli, Tomaso Albinoni and Luigi Boccherini, as well as three world premiere recordings: Nicola Antonio Porpora’s ‘Giusto Amor, tu che m’accendi’ from the serenata Gli orti esperidi, and two compositions by Antonio Caldara – ‘Fortuna e speranza’ from his opera Nitocri and ‘Tanto, e con sì gran piena’ from Gianguir. The composers of these works make a variety of requirements on their soloists, demanding equal commitment from both singer and instrumentalist – engaging them in a friendly duel. If the concerto is the most elaborate and extended of musical duels, the 18th century’s obbligato aria, with its pugnacious instrumental solo part, is easily the most spectacular.

From the dawn of the Baroque, the voice and cello were inseparable companions, whether they appeared together for practical reasons (the cello being part of the continuo) or for expressive purposes. The sound of the cello is often considered to be the closest to the human voice, one elegantly complimenting the other. But when they are pitted against each other something extraordinary happens – the cello pushes the voice to its physical limits, while the singer demands raw emotion from wood and strings as if it were nature’s own instrument. Reflected in the music of ‘Dolce Duello’ is the great friendship between Bartoli and Gabetta. They have known each other for years and had long been looking for a project to collaborate on. Together with a musicologist, they unearthed some beautiful works for voice and cello – three of which had never been recorded before. There are touching laments, as in Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, as well as more energetic arias such as ‘Di verde ulivo’ by Vivaldi. Bartoli and Gabetta sparkle when they play together.

While it may be an album of duels, the true winner is surely the listener – who can bask in the joyous music from two wondrous women. ‘Dolce Duello’ is full of sweet treats for every taste.

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Handel: Opera Seria

Handel: Opera Seria


Handel:

Scoglio d'immota fronte (from Scipione)

Verdi piante, erbette liete (from Orlando)

Che sento?...Se pietà di me non senti (from Giulio Cesare)

L'amor ed il destin (from Partenope)

Ah! spietato (from Amadigi di Gaula)

Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor (from Alessandro)

Ombre piante, urne funeste (from Rodelinda)

Faramondo: Combattuta da due venti

Cor di padre (from Tamerlano)

M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia)

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)


This 2004 recording is far more than just a recital by a prima donna: it is a perfectly balanced dialogue between Piau and Rousset, both indelibly marked by their work with William Christie, the former from her discovery of early vocal music, the latter from his time as assistant leader of Les Arts Florissants before forming his own ensemble in 1991. The rapport between soprano and conductor has blossomed over time, notably through their collaboration, since 1994, on the operatic works of Handel. Their complicity reveals the deep humanity of Handel’s heroines behind the masks. Recorded in 2004 & awarded Gramophone Editor’s Choice in the UK.

“the French soprano is at the heart of a everything that is stylish and commanding here. Her accomplished technique, and the clarity of her vocal production, is audible from the off...Thus she encompasses all the moods and qualities required of these arias from introspective mulling to full-scale theatrical dynamism. All the while Rousset and his forces accompany with felicitous colour and rhythmic energy.” MusicWeb International, 12th November 2013

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Passionate Baroque Arias

Passionate Baroque Arias


includes

Handel:

Una schiera di piaceri (from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno)

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Ritorna, caro e dolce mio tesoro (from Rodelinda)

Sinfonia from Giulio Cesare

Tu del ciel ministro eletto (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno)

Hasse, J A:

Sinfonia from Astarto

Veracini:

Quel cor che mi donasti

World premiere recording

Vivaldi:

Lo seguitai felice from L’Olimpiade RV 728

La speranza verdeggiando (from Orlando finto pazzo, RV 727)

by kind permission of Naïve


Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano)

Ensemble Cordia, Stefano Veggetti

In 18th-century Italian opera the solo aria – a form of musical expression held in high favour by Humanist culture (owing to its close link with the word) – was the main, indeed almost the exclusive, vehicle for expressing the characters’ feelings and emotions. And the presentation of different expressive situations is surely one of the most characteristic features of Italian opera. Unlike its French counterpart, Italian opera showed little interest in any kind of realistic representation of the plot. Instead it focused on the music. Or more specifically, it concentrated on the capacity of the human voice to arouse emotions, of which love is naturally one of the most frequently encountered. As a result, the diverse facets of love (right down to its idealization or to its sacrifice for reasons of state) form the standard fare of opera plots.

It is something of a commonplace to consider 18th-century opera as little more than a battleground for the display of virtuoso singers. But it would be truer to say that the singers became the unchallenged masters of the opera stage precisely because their superb technique and vocal skills made it possible to highlight the emotions and give musical life to the ‘affects’; in other words, to the different states of mind of the various characters. It is no coincidence that the very etymology of the term ‘aria’ (from the Latin aer) is linked to the concept of a musical ‘mode’, in the sense of a ‘manner of singing’.

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Baroque Voices 26 - Handel: Opera Seria

Baroque Voices 26 - Handel: Opera Seria


Handel:

Scoglio d'immota fronte (from Scipione)

Verdi piante, erbette liete (from Orlando)

Che sento?...Se pietà di me non senti (from Giulio Cesare)

L'amor ed il destin (from Partenope)

Ah! spietato (from Amadigi di Gaula)

Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor (from Alessandro)

Ombre piante, urne funeste (from Rodelinda)

Faramondo: Combattuta da due venti

Cor di padre (from Tamerlano)

M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia)

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)


An anthology devoted to the Handelian prima donna that features arias composed over more than two decades for some of the greatest divas of the time. Sandrine Piau’s recital, recorded in 2004, illustrates the rich hedonism of Handel’s vocal style.

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Lynne Dawson: My Personal Handel Collection

Lynne Dawson: My Personal Handel Collection


Handel:

Di, cor mio, quanto t'amai (from Alcina)

Hercules: Cease, ruler of the day, to rise

Ho un non so che nel cor (from La resurrezione)

Thy sentence, great king (from Solomon)

Can I see my infant gor'd (from Solomon, HWV 67)

Athalia: My vengeance awakes me

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Desterò dall'empia dite (from Amadigi di Gaula)

Chaconne from 'Terpsichore' HWV 8b

Theodora, HWV 68: With Darkness deep

Joshua: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre

Piangerò la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare)

Sarabande (from Terpsichore)

Gigue (from Terpsichore)

Affanni del pensier (from Ottone)

Sinfonia from Giulio Cesare

V' adoro, pupille (from Giulio Cesare)

Volate, amori (from Ariodante)


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Handel - Opera Seria

Handel - Opera Seria

Arias


Handel:

Scoglio d'immota fronte (from Scipione)

Verdi piante, erbette liete (from Orlando)

Che sento?...Se pietà di me non senti (from Giulio Cesare)

L'amor ed il destin (from Partenope)

Ah! spietato (from Amadigi di Gaula)

Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor (from Alessandro)

Ombre piante, urne funeste (from Rodelinda)

Faramondo: Combattuta da due venti

Cor di padre (from Tamerlano)

M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia)

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)


“Sandrine Piau and Christophe Rousset have been consistently stylish and perceptive Handelians together. Their musical flair and dramatic intelligence is marvellously captured here, and they have chosen arias that explore the full range of Handel's genius.
The experience starts with the spectacular 'Scoglio d'immota fronte', and the subsequent sequence weaves through wonderful contrasts.
It's hard to capture the full dramatic sense and vivid personality of Handel's opera characters in a studio recital, yet they hit the bullseye every time, bringing out Cleopatra's despair, Rodelinda's eloquent grief for her apparently deceased husband, the heartbroken sorceress Melissa in Amadigi di Gaula, Deidamia's distress at losing Achilles to the Trojan war, and Partenope's gorgeous charisma.
Although some da capo sections stray a little too far from Handel's notation for the comfort of scholars, they all enhance the drama of the text, and each cadenza, showing panache and taste, is a breath of fresh air. The playing of Les Talens Lyriques is a model of clarity, vitality and theatrical wit. It was an inspired decision to close the recital with the sublime understatement of 'Son qual stanco', featuring a heartbreaking cello solo by Atsushi Sakaï. Rousset and Piau achieve the perfect synthesis of elegance, extravagance and emotion. This is may be the finest recital of Handel arias ever recorded.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2005

Naive - E8894

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Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures - 2

Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures - 2


Handel:

Overture to Lotario

Scherza in mar (from Lotario)

Io ti levo (Partenope Act I)

Caro padre (from Ezio)

Dite pace (from Sosarme)

Vorrei, né pur saprei (from Sosarme)

Atalanta: Overture

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Ah! Ruggiero (from Alcina)

Chi t'intende? (from Berenice)

Overture to Deidamia

M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia)


“Perhaps the most delightful item here is Chi t'intende? from Berenice, where Kirkby clearly enjoys her continuing duet with the solo oboe.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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