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Gluck: Opera Arias / Daniel Behle, tenor. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Antigono
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Semiramide riconosciuta
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Ipermestra
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Ezio
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : La contesa de' numi
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Le cinesi
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Aulide
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphee et Eurydice
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : La Rencontre imprevue
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck's birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck's lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival. Daniel Behle is accompanied by one of Europe's leading Baroque orchestras, Armonia Atenea, conducted by the extraordinary George Petrou. Making a first Decca appearance on Cecilia Bartoli's recording of Steffani's Stabat Mater, Daniel Behle's highly thought-of tenor voice has been compared with legends such as Richard Tauber and Anton Dermota. Four world premiere recordings are featured in a program which includes arias from ten different Gluck operas. Greece's Armonia Atenea, conducted by George Petrou, continue to build their reputation as one of Europe's leading Baroque orchestras. This album is being released in conjunction with Beethoven's 'Creatures of Prometheus' (also conducted by George Petrou in a searing performance with Armonia Atenea) in June 2014. This album coincides with the release of 'Gluck: The Great Operas' - a set featuring seven full operas, and a special disc of historical recordings and rarities, paying homage to the key role of this composer in the development of opera as an art form.

The Independent
Throughout, he demonstrates admirable evenness of tone across his range, and the ability to subtly convey the intricacies of religious devotion.

Sunday Times, 20th July 2014
Behle reveals himself a nonpareil singer of the tenor roles of this month's 300th birthday boy, Gluck. His lithe, athletic instrument has a pingy bravura quite unlike that of any other singer of this music I know...his impassioned J'ai perdu mon Eurydice engenders hope that he will tackle OrphTe.

The Observer, 27th July 2014
His voice is clear, shapely and unfussy, bringing an ideal clarity to Gluck's transparent lines that is well matched by the exciting Greek period ensemble Armonia Atenea.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2014
Seven Metastasio aria settings showcase the bright playing of Armonia Atenea and Behle's assertive singing...Behle's precise cadenza and virile embellishments are impressive...Behle is not quite so comfortable in galant music that requires sweeter suppleness...but he is outstanding in stormier music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitri (07/04/2013-07/09/2013).



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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Antigono :: Quercia annosa sull'erte pendici
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Ensemble: Armonia Atenea
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Semiramide riconosciuta :: Il veggo in lontananza
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Ipermestra :: Non hai cor per un'impresa
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Ezio :: Se povero il ruscello
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Semiramide riconosciuta :: Bel piacer saria d'un core
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : La contesa de' numi :: Qual ira intempestiva
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : La contesa de' numi :: Oggi per me non sudi
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Le cinesi :: Son lungi e non mi brami
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigénie en Aulide :: Cruelle, non, jamais
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphée et Eurydice :: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : La Rencontre imprévue :: Je chérirai, jusqu'au trépas
  • Performer: Daniel Behle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta