Porpora: Or la nube procellosa
This page lists all recordings of Or la nube procellosa, by Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
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Arias for Farinelli
Thanks to the cinema, Farinelli is now popularly seen as the archetype of Baroque vocal art. His timbre and technique were an inspiration to the composers of his time, and many opera arias bearing the mark of Farinelli have come down to us. A selection of these, many of them never recorded before, is performed here by the American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, one of the few singers capable of doing justice to this demanding repertory. Long acquainted with these virtuoso arias and the vocal technique they require, René Jacobs has provided specially written decorations for each of them.
“Vivica Genaux is a major star in the making...coupled with Jacobs' stylish accompaniment, Genaux's faultless presentation of this richly ornamented music easily overcomes any risks in the repertoire.” The Independent, 17th May 2002
“...the hair-raising roulades, trills and enormously wide leaps hold no terrors for her. The performances, directed by René Jacobs, are stylish and expressive, as well as pyrotechnically breathtaking.” The Telegraph, 1st June 2002
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Johann Adolph Hasse: Reloaded
Arias from Didone abbandonata, La Gelosia & Artaserse
Valer Barner-Sabadus (countertenor)
Hofkapelle München, Michael Hofstetter
The outstanding young countertenor Valer Barna-Sabadus has chosen works by a composer who was highly esteemed in his lifetime, but slipped into oblivion. The artist writes “My aim is to give new life to these works… one that places the individuality of the musical works in the forefront.”
“Barna-Sabadus dazzles with the swiftness and surety of his execution. His voice seems to have a higher centre than, say, Andreas Scholl's...The last Didone aria takes more than 11 minutes: an entrancing vocal line above an orchestral simplicity which is often composed of staccato chords, which Barna-Sabadus captivatingly tracing the melodies.” International Record Review, May 2012
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