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Artist Portrait - Monica Groop

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" BWV 35
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Paisiello, Giovanni : La molinara
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Sibelius, Jean : Kullervo, Op. 7
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"As a single disc collection of recordings by Finnish mezzo soprano Monica Groop, this 2007 release entitled Artist Portrait could hardly be bettered. As showcased here, Groop's voice is warm and plush instrument with a rich, creamy tone and a smooth yet agile technique, and there doesn't seem to be anything she can't do with it. From the devotional intensity of the three Bach arias that open the disc through the ravishing arias from Bizet's Carmen and Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila that form its centerpiece to the scorching excerpt from Sibelius' Kullervo Symphony that closes it, Groop is totally on top of the repertoire." -All Music



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170 :: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Se
  • Performers: Haakan Wikman (Organ); Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/28/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" BWV 35 :: Ich wünsche nur, bei Gott zu leb
  • Performers: Haakan Wikman (Organ); Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/08/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169 :: Stirb in mir, Welt und alle
  • Performers: Haakan Wikman (Organ); Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 10/20/1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Stà nell'Ircana
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Va tacito e nascosto
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che faró senza Euridice
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Paisiello, Giovanni : La molinara
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Connais-tu le pays
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23 :: Tra la la (Paris version)
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1834-09/1838.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/1834-09/1838

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Sibelius, Jean : Kullervo, Op. 7 :: 3. En ole sukua suurta
  • Performers: Jorma Hynninen (Baritone); Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1892