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Beauty of the Baroque / Danielle De Niese, Andreas Scholl

Audio Samples

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Act 1. Aria. Ombra mai fu
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>     Act 3. Air. Let the bright Seraphim
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     Act 3. Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth ('s Lament)
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>     Air. Heart, the seat of soft delight
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incoronazione di Poppea
>     Act 3. Duet. Pur ti miro
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>     Act 2. Duet. Io t'abbraccio
>Handel, George Frideric : The Triumph of Time and Truth
>     Act 3. Guardian angels
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>     Duet. dolorosa
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten", BWV 202
>     Aria. Sich üben im Lieben
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     Aria. Schafe können sicher weiden

Album Summary

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incoronazione di Poppea
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Handel, George Frideric : The Triumph of Time and Truth
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten", BWV 202
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Since her early success in Glyndebourne's now famous production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, Danielle de Niese has become most closely associated with the music of the Baroque. The New York Times commented: "A voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals". With her third solo album, Danielle de Niese embodies the Beauty of the Baroque with an album of arias from the English, German, and Italian traditions, accompanied by the leading European Baroque orchestra, The English Concert, under Harry Bicket. Many popular arias feature, including Handel's, 'Ombra mai fu', and highlights from JS Bach's Cantatas are contrasted with much loved solo songs by Purcell and Dowland. Decca's star countertenor Andreas Scholl joins Danielle de Niese for duets including the ravishing duet "Pur ti miro" from Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea.

"It's an intriguing and enjoyable programme...The English Concert provides suitable support throughout, from solo theorbo on Dowland's "What if I never speed?" to the trio of harpsichord, theorbo and viola da gamba with her delightful duet with counter-tenor Andreas Scholl" -The Independent

"This is a charming recital that shows this popular soprano at her best...she has plenty of vivacity and fresh-toned sweetness. Guardian Angels, from Handel's "The Triumph of Time and Truth", is a highlight: a little-known but beautiful aria, sung here with poise and allure." -The Daily Telegraph

"She keeps things light on this disc, and for the greater part only shows off her many splendid advantages. Indeed, her flirtatious performance of the famous lute-song Come again can rank as one of the most captivating on disc. The duets with Scholl are a delight too. De Niese's sheer joy in singing leaps off the CD and her emotional immediacy is hard to resist." -Classic FM

"In Dowland's Come again, sweet love doth now invite and What if I never speed?, she sounds like a sexier Emma Kirkby...The English Concert under its Music Director Harry Bicket provides the stylish orchestral and instrumental backing...You really hear the personality behind the voice - the 'Beauty of the Baroque' is, without question, a real artist." -International Record Review

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Jude on the Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London (08/12/2010-08/16/2010).



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>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1603

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Act 1. Aria. Ombra mai fu
  • Performers: Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Samson :: Act 3. Air. Let the bright Seraphim
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Act 3. Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth ('s Lament)
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Air. Heart, the seat of soft delight
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incoronazione di Poppea :: Act 3. Duet. Pur ti miro
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Martin Zeller (Cello); Daniele Caminiti (Theorbo); Giorgio Paronuzzi (Harpsichord); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1632

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Act 2. Duet. Io t'abbraccio
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : The Triumph of Time and Truth :: Act 3. Guardian angels
  • Performers: Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1757

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Duet. dolorosa
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Harpsichord); Harry Bicket (Organ); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten", BWV 202 :: Aria. Sich üben im Lieben
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Aria. Schafe können sicher weiden
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Harry Bicket (Organ); Harry Bicket (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713