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Spirits of the Air - Songs by Handel, Purcell, Scarlatti, Monteverdi et al. / Brian Asawa, countertenor; Diana Tash, mz; Arthur Omura, harpsichord, Frédéric Rosselet, cello

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Italian Duets
>Purcell, Henry : Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z 585
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La donna ancora e fedele
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Scherzi musicali, volume 2
>Anonymous : Si, si mior cor
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La caduta de' Decemviri, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68
>Purcell, Henry : Maid's Last Prayer, Z 601/2
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : L'honest negli amori
>Handel, George Frideric : Se tu non lasci amore, duet for soprano, alto & continuo, HWV 193
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen, Z 630
>Gagliano, Marco da : Fanciuletta ritrosetta...Vezzose pastorelle, cc. 65v-674 (Ho si forte, cc. 75v-76r)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incorazione di Poppea, SV 308
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Purcell, Henry : Come ye Sons of Art, Z 323
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Notes & Reviews:

A rare opportunity to hear a collaboration between a mezzo-soprano and a countertenor! Brian Asawa and Diana Tash are both Metropolitan Opera winners; Brian is the first countertenor in history to win the Metropolitan Opera National council Auditions at the top level.

LA Times
Radiant.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Italian Duets
  • Performers: Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1711

>Purcell, Henry : Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z 585 :: My Dearest, My Fairest
  • Performers: Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La donna ancora e fedele :: Son tutta duolo
  • Performers: Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Scherzi musicali, volume 2
  • Performers: Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1632

>Anonymous : Si, si mior cor
  • Performers: Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Scherzi musicali, volume 2
  • Performers: Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1632

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La caduta de' Decemviri, opera :: Se tu della mia morte
  • Performers: Ian Pritchard (Harpsichord); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Leif Woodward (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1697

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68 :: Oh, worse than death... Angels ever bright and fair
  • Performers: Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Purcell, Henry : Maid's Last Prayer, Z 601/2 :: No, no resistance is is but vain
  • Performers: Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Frederic Rosselet (Cello)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1693

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : L'honest negli amori :: Gia il sole dal Gange
  • Performers: Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Handel, George Frideric : Se tu non lasci amore, duet for soprano, alto & continuo, HWV 193
  • Performers: Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
  • Performers: Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1632

>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen, Z 630 :: We the spirits of the air
  • Performers: Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Gagliano, Marco da : Fanciuletta ritrosetta...Vezzose pastorelle, cc. 65v-674 (Ho si forte, cc. 75v-76r)
  • Performers: Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incorazione di Poppea, SV 308 :: Pur ti miro
  • Performers: Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Notes: The Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Cara speme
  • Performers: Arthur Omura (Harpsichord); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Purcell, Henry : Come ye Sons of Art, Z 323 :: Sound the Trumpet
  • Performers: Diana Tash (Mezzo Soprano); Brian Asawa (Countertenor); Frederic Rosselet (Cello); Arthur Omura (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694
  • Studio/Live: Live