1 800 222 6872

The Sixteen Edition - Handel: Italian Cantatas / Thomas

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Agrippina condotta a morire (Dunque sara pur vero), cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 1
>Handel, George Frideric : Pensieri notturni di filli (Nel dolce dell'oblio), cantata for soprano, recorder & continuo, HWV 134
>Handel, George Frideric : Tu fedel? Tu constante?, cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 171
>Handel, George Frideric : Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded live at The Sixteen's handel in Oxford Festival, 2006, Elin Manahan Thomas gives a performance of captivating communication and sparkling intelligence in these stunning and contrasting Handel cantatas, bringing to life the world of four women, all of whom have been betrayed by love and its deceitful charms. One of Wales's leading young sopranos, Elin Manahan Thomas first received great acclaim for her 'Pie Jesu' on an award-winning recording of the Rutter Requiem, and was most recently praised as soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Cadogan hall and the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. This year will see her be the first soprano ever to record Bach's Alles mit Gott, a birthday ode written in 1713 and discovered in 2005 in Weimar. Early on, she won a choral scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge, with whose famous choir she was a regular soloist on their many CDs, on tours, and also on their BBC Radio 3 Evensong broadcasts. 800413002420

BBC Music Magazine
Elin Manahan Thomas is excellent in the lyrical/poignant moments, but is, as yet, not impassioned enough for Handel's powerful emotions.



Reviews

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

Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Agrippina condotta a morire (Dunque sarà pur vero), cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 1
  • Performers: Katy Bircher (Flute); David Miller (Theorbo); Elin Thomas (Soprano); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Walter Reiter (Violin); Miles Golding (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1708.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Pensieri notturni di filli (Nel dolce dell'oblio), cantata for soprano, recorder & continuo, HWV 134
  • Performers: Katy Bircher (Flute); David Miller (Theorbo); Elin Thomas (Soprano); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Walter Reiter (Violin); Miles Golding (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1709
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Tu fedel? Tu constante?, cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 171
  • Performers: Katy Bircher (Flute); David Miller (Theorbo); Elin Thomas (Soprano); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Walter Reiter (Violin); Miles Golding (Violin)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"
  • Performers: Katy Bircher (Flute); David Miller (Theorbo); Elin Thomas (Soprano); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Walter Reiter (Violin); Miles Golding (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707
  • Studio/Live: Live