Christiane Karg – Mitologia – Handel: Arias & Duets (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Christiane Karg – Mitologia – Handel: Arias & Duets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:09:13 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © deutsche harmonia mundi

Arias & Duets from Semele, Partenope and other Handel Masterpieces. One of the very last recordings of Alan Curtis, an authority on Early Music and a profound musician who pioneered the revival of Baroque opera. With Christiane Karg, one of the most-sought-after lyric sopranos of the present day.

One of the very last recordings of baroque-pioneer conductor Alan Curtis (1934-2015), a supreme Handelian conductor and scholar. Alan Curtis, described by the New York Times’ as “one of the great scholar-musicians of recent times”, conducts a brilliant cast including German soprano star Christiane Karg and the Italian mezzo soprano Romina Basso. Christiane Karg is one of those fascinating voices of our time. She is certainly one of today’s most interesting German singers with an international profile. Many of her recordings such as “Scene!”, “Heimliche Aufforderung” or “Portrait” (for Berlin Classics) have been internationally acclaimed and were big commercial successes. A selection of arias, duets and instrumental pieces from Handel masterworks such as Semele, Hercules, Partenope, a.o. With liner notes by the British Handel specialist Dr. David Vickers. Incl. a dedication by mystery writer DONNA LEON, who was a close friend to Alan Curtis. Booklet texts in three languages (German, English, French).


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Il Parnasso in festa, HWV 73
1 Già le furie vedo ancor 01:46
2 Dopo d’aver perduto il caro bene (Accompagnato) 00:53
3 Ho perso il caro bene 06:40

Semele, HWV 58
4 No, No, I’ll Take No Less 05:22

Hercules, HWV 60
5 Where Shall I Fly? 05:54

Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122
6 Felicissima quest’alma 05:42

Atalanta, HWV 35
7 Cara, nel tuo bel volto (Duetto) 07:39

Semele, HWV 58
8 Overture (Maestoso – Allegro – Adagio) 07:17
9 Gavotte 02:45
10 Come Zephyrs, Come 05:57

Arianna in Creta, HWV 32
11 Bell’idolo amato… Deh, Taci crudel (Rec. & Duetto) 03:57

Partenope, HWV 27
12 Voglio amare insin ch’io moro 06:33

Echegiate, festeggiate, Numi eterni, HWV 119
13 Echeggiate, festeggiate! 03:57
14 Non più barbaro furore (Duetto) 04:53

Christiane Karg, soprano
Romina Basso, contralto
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor



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