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Arias for Senesino / Andreas Scholl, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, opera, HWV 16
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Astarto, dramma per musica (opera) in 3 acts (incomplete)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Engelberta, opera in 5 acts (Acts 4-5 composed by Francesco Gasparini)
>Lotti, Antonio : Teofane, opera
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Carlo re d'Allemagna, opera (with intermezzo "Paladrana e Zamberlucco")
>Lotti, Antonio : Gli odi delusi dal sangue, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Porpora, Nicola : Il trionfo di Camilla, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On this release countertenor Andreas Scholl celebrates one of the 18th Centurys greatest vocal superstars, the remarkable male alto known as Senesino. Senesinos place in history was secured by his extraordinary association with Handel, who after hearing Senesino in Dresden brought him to London to join his Italian Opera Company. Handel wrote for him a dazzling succession of operatic roles which showcased the beauty and power of his extraordinary vocal personality, including the title role of Giulio Cesare and Bertarido in Rodelinda. In addition to arias by Handel, this album also includes premiere recordings of arias by Albinoni, Scarlatti, Lotti and Porpora. The extraordinary Andreas Scholl is a breed apart. - The Independent

Senesino, the voice that inspired Handel's greatest operas showpiece arias by Handel, Lotti, Albinoni, Porpora and Scarlatti. One of the truly outstanding voices of today, star countertenor Andreas Scholl celebrates one of the 18th Century's greatest vocal superstars - the remarkable male alto known as Senesino. Senesino's place in history was secured by his extraordinary association with Handel, who after travelling to Dresden to hear him, brought him to London to join his Italian Opera Company - where he was greatly celebrated by the public, and much admired by the ladies. Inspired by this unique singer, Handel wrote for him a dazzling succession of operatic roles which showcased the beauty and power of his extraordinary vocal personality. Scholl's exquisite voice, beloved of critics and audiences, pure, penetrating, virtuosic and deeply characterful, is a remarkable match for the voice of Senesino.

BBC Music Magazine
... Andreas Scholl... has developed the confidence and showmanship of a seasoned dramatic artist. Scholl's collaboration with Accademia Bizantina is proving to be a fruitful one which has breathed life into some of the forgotten delights of Baroque music. Ottavio Dantone coaxes some thrilling playing from the ensemble, combining refined lyricism with flamboyant virtuosity in true Italian style.

Gramophone Magazine
Scholl sings this stunningly, the reams of coloratura dazzlingly even yet never mechanical, and delivered on seemingly inexhaustible reserves of breath. ... it is the slower, soulful numbers that remain longest in the memory, above all 'Cara Sposa' and the scenas from Rodelinda and Giulio Cesare. The grace and intensity of the singing are matched by vivid accompaniments from Ottavio Dantone's period band, and caught in a sympathetic acoustic. Enthusiastically recommended.



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>Handel, George Frideric : Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, opera, HWV 16 :: Bel contento già gode quest'alma
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Pompe vane di morte!...
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Dove sei, amato bene?
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Astarto, dramma per musica (opera) in 3 acts (incomplete) :: Stelle ingrate
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Engelberta, opera in 5 acts (Acts 4-5 composed by Francesco Gasparini) :: Selvagge amenità
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1709

>Lotti, Antonio : Teofane, opera :: Discordi pensieri
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Carlo re d'Allemagna, opera (with intermezzo "Paladrana e Zamberlucco") :: Del ciel sui giri
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lotti, Antonio : Gli odi delusi dal sangue, opera :: Fosti caro agl'occhi miei
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Dall'ondoso periglio...
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Aure, deh, per pietà
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Al lampo dell'armi
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Cara sposa
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Porpora, Nicola : Il trionfo di Camilla, opera :: Ver per le vene il sangue
  • Performers: Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano / Vida Studios S.r.l (06/25/2004/06/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque