1 800 222 6872

Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes

Audio Samples

  1. Arne — Artaxerxes: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Still Silence Reigns Around $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Duet. Fair Aurora, Prithee Stay $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Adieu, Thou Lovely Youth $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. O Cruel Parting! How Can I Survive? $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Amid a Thousand Racking Woes $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Be Firm, My Heart $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Stay, Artaxerxes, Stay $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Fair Semira, Lovely Maid $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. I Fear Some Dread Disaster $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. When Real Joys We Miss $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Ye Gods, Protectors of the Persian Empire $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. How Hard Is the Fate $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Whither Do I Fly? $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Thy Father! Away, I Renounce the Soft Claim $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Ye Cruel Gods, What Crime Have I Committed $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Acquit Thee of This Foul Offence $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Recitative. Appearance, I Must Own, Is Strong Against Me $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. O Too Lovely, Too Unkind $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Accompanied Recitative. Dear and Beloved Shade $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act I: Air. Fly, Soft Ideas, Fly $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Recitative. Guards, Speed Ye to the Tower $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Air. in Infancy, Our Hopes and Fears $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Recitative. So Far My Great Resolve Succeeds $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Air. Disdainful You Fly Me $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Recitative. Why, My Dear Friend, So Pensive, So Inactive? $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Air. To Sigh and Complain $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Recitative. Which Fatal Evil Shall I First Oppose? $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Recitative. Ye Solid Pillars of the Persian Empire $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Air. Monster, Away $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Accompanied Recitative. At Last My Soul Has Room $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act II: Air. Thou, Like the Glorious Sun $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Air. Why Is Death For Ever Late $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Air. Water Parted from the Sea $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Recitative. That Face, Secure in Conscious Innocence $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Air. Though Oft a Cloud with Envious Shade $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Air. O Let the Danger of a Son $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Arne — Artaxerxes, Act III: Accompanied Recitative. Ye Adverse Gods! $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts
Conductor Ensemble
  • >
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The music...is far from parochial, with as rich an array of influences as any Handel. Page and co achieved a signal success when they revived the piece, with newly composed recitatives (by Page) and finale (by Duncan Druce), at Covent Garden in 2009. This recording, more intimate than epic, happily preserves that achievement. Christopher Ainslie is outstanding in the title role." -Sunday Times***

"Arne's music veers from sub-Handel baroque to early galant, in the charming, innocent style of Johann Christian Bach...Elizabeth Watts and Rebecca Bottone shine under Ian Page's crisp direction." -The Observer

"Page directs his players with style and sureness...How well the orchestra (and not only the woodwind) plays...The anger and venom summoned in Watts's vocal onslaught makes Mozart's Elettra seem no more than mildly put out. Watts truly brings Mandane's feelings to life...Some of the best singing comes from Christopher Ainslie in the title-role." -International Record Review

"The very fine cast enters with spirit into the text's convoluted scenario of love and betrayal in ancient Persia and delivering [sic] the notes with assurance. Ian Page conducts the period-instrument forces with conviction and the sound is excellent." BBC Music Magazine*****

"The recitatives...are delivered with conviction, flowing seamlessly into the arias. Christopher Ainslie as Artaxerxes woos with honeyed tone, while Caitlin Hulcup as his friend Arbaces impresses with her coloratura...There's much delectable writing for woodwind and horns, all beautifully played. This lively account of a charming work will give much pleasure." -Classic FM Magazine****

"the ruthless virtuosity of [Watts's] 'Monster away!' carries all before it...admirable work by the other voices."-Gramophone Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Air Studios, London, UK (2009-11-18_2009-11-21&2010-).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts
  • Conductor: Ian Page
  • Notes: Air Studios, London, UK (2009-11-18_2009-11-21&2010-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1762