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Enchanted Forest - Arias by Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli / Anna Prohaska, soprano

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La Fida ninfa, RV 714
>Handel, George Frideric : Giove in Argo, HWV A 14
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : Raise, raise the voice, Z 334
>Handel, George Frideric : Apollo e Dafne (La Terra e Liberata), HWV 122
>Purcell, Henry : Timon of Athens, Z 632
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo, HWV 7
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina, HWV 34
>Cavalli, Francesco : Calisto
>Cavalli, Francesco : Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lamento della ninfa (Madrigali, Libro 8)
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Notes & Reviews:

The Times, 16th March 2013
Superlative backing from Jonathan Cohen's instrumental group Arcangelo. In a programme ranging from Monteverdi to Handel the plus points are delicate tone, exuberant ornamentation and echo effects in a wonderful Cavalli aria. But her English consonants don't have enough bite in Purcell and her mannered glissandi need ruthless suppression.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2013
Arcangelo's instrumental playing is reliably interesting, sometimes too interesting (Jonathan Cohen is not a 'less is more' director)...Prohaska's real talent is for the the earthy, wordy, rhythmically and emotionally multivalent declamations of Cavalli and Monteverdi...Lamento della ninfa is the standout performance, brilliantly characterised by Prohaska...this is more like an opera compressed into mere minutes.

The Guardian, 11th April 2013
She's wonderful in 17th-century music, spinning out the lines of a Purcell chaconne and negotiating Cavalli's recitatives-cum-ariosos with impeccable understanding and style. When she turns to Handel and Vivaldi, however, the sensitivity of her singing gives way to a heavyweight athleticism, and the results are altogether less appealing. Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen are breathtaking throughout.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2013
Prohaska has a strong-centred voice with a slightly dark colouring which is striking in itself...the more outgoing and technically demanding Handel and Vivaldi arias certainly come off effectively, with Prohaska's sometimes unconventional ornamentation adding a characterful twist.

International Record Review, June 2013
All is cleanly articulated in rapid motion, whether long runs or intricate vocal curlicues...Arcangelo and Cohen augments one's pleasure.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
The program is in part divided between Italian and English material. The latter is represented by music of Purcell: songs from an ode and his Fairy Queen music, plus three short instrumental pieces. On the weightier Italian side, we have Monteverdi's always wonderful Lamento della Ninfa (from Madrigals Book 8) and arias from works of Cavalli (2), Viivaldi (1), and Handel (4). I have not encountered Prohaska before, but she is undoubtedly a mature and formidable artist, with a strong, clear-toned soprano voice and strong musical sensitivity. Her technique is impeccable. Above all, she really can dig into each selection with a clear sense of the character and the mood - fine in passionate ones. Cohen and his colleagues supply lively instrumental support. I am still trying to trace the mystery duet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St John at Hackney Church, London; All Hallows' Church, (04/2012/09/2012).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : La Fida ninfa, RV 714 :: Alma oppressa
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 01/06/1732

>Handel, George Frideric : Giove in Argo, HWV A 14 :: Combattuta da piú venti
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: Hornpipe in D minor
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Raise, raise the voice, Z 334 :: Mark how readily each pliant string
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Samuel Boden; Ashley Riches
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1685

>Handel, George Frideric : Apollo e Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), HWV 122 :: Felicissima quest'alma
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1710

>Handel, George Frideric : Apollo e Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), HWV 122 :: Come in ciel benigna stella
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1710

>Purcell, Henry : Timon of Athens, Z 632 :: Curtain Tune
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo, HWV 7 :: Furie terribili!
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina, HWV 34 :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: Hornpipe in G minor
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: The Plaint
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: See, even Night herself is here
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Cavalli, Francesco : Calisto :: Restino imbalsamate
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne :: O piú d'ogni ricchezza
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1640

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lamento della ninfa (Madrigali, Libro 8) :: Lamento della ninfa
  • Performers: Samuel Boden; Ashley Riches; Thomas Walker (Tenor); Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Archangelo
  • Notes: All Hallows Church, London, England (04/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (04/2012); All Hallows Church, London, England (09/2012); Church of St. John, Hackney, London, England (09/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1638