1 800 222 6872

G.F. Handel: Arias for Francesca Cuzzoni / Hasnaa Bennani, soprano; Les Muffatti, Peter Van Heyghen

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Scipione
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Handel, George Frideric : Siroe, Re di Persia
>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
>Handel, George Frideric : Tolomeo, Re di Egitto
>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto
>Handel, George Frideric : Alessandro
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today. Among the most famous and also the most notorious stars of European opera houses was the Italian diva Francesca Cuzzoni, whose extravagance must have been as phenomenal as her singing talent. Had there already been a gutter press in her time, La Cuzzoni would certainly have been one of the most reliable suppliers of headlines. But, even without tabloids, news of La Cuzzoni's affairs got around quickly, and indeed seem to have played no small part in the fascination she exercised over her audience. Her early success, her fairytale fame and eventually her dramatic fall caught the imagination of the musical world. This CD features some of the most beautiful and breathtaking arias, composed for the diva by Handel.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Begijnhofkerk, Sint-Truiden, Belgium (02/2015).



Reviews

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

Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Scipione :: Ouverture
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Ensemble: Les Muffatti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Scipione :: Marcia
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Rec.
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Scipione :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone :: Concerto
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Siroe, Re di Persia :: Rec.
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1728.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1728

>Handel, George Frideric : Siroe, Re di Persia :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1728.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1728

>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1724.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Tolomeo, Re di Egitto :: Ouverture
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1728.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1728

>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto :: Ballo di Larve
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1727.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Scipione :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1727.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone :: Rec.
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1727.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Alessandro :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1726.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Tolomeo, Re di Egitto :: Aria
  • Performer: Hasnaa Bennani
  • Conductor: Peter Heyghen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1728.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1728