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Amore Dolore - Countertenor Arias

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2645 SACD
Release date2023-03-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time71:34

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For his second recital album for BIS, countertenor and sopranist Nicolò Balducci, ‘a singer of a remarkably sweet sound and distinct vocal agility’ (Gramophone), presents arias that evoke love and pain, two basic ingredients of Italian opera in the 18th century. Often tailor-made for specific singers who were in some cases the foremost castrati from that era such as the legendary Farinelli, these arias expressed resolute valour, unbridled fury and sometimes extreme guilt, to the delight of audiences that enjoyed these operas with their far-fetched narratives inspired by mythology or historical events.
For this album, Nicolò Balducci is accompanied by the Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony under the direction of renowned recorder player Dan Laurin. Together, they perform well-known arias by Handel, from Vivaldi’s long neglected operas, as well as by lesser-known composers such as Riccardo Broschi (Farinelli’s brother) and Egidio Duni.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Broschi, Riccardo
01 Son qual nave ch'agitata 09:03 $ 1.36 USD
  Composer: Egidio Romualdo Duni
02 Misero pargoletto 06:56 $ 1.04 USD
03 Sperai vicino il lido 06:32 $ 0.98 USD
  Composer: Handel (Händel), Georg Friedrich
04 Overture to Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 03:04 $ 0.46 USD
05 Lascia ch'io pianga, HWV 7 04:33 $ 0.68 USD
06 Ombra mai fu, HWV 40 02:59 $ 0.45 USD
07 Crude furie degl' orridi abissi, HWV 40 04:11 $ 0.63 USD
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
08 Gelido in ogni vena, RV 711 09:12 $ 1.38 USD
09 Nel profondo cieco mondo, RV 728 04:18 $ 0.65 USD
10 Sol da te, mio dolce amore, RV 728 09:41 $ 1.45 USD
  Sinfonia from Orlando Furioso, RV 728 06:58
11 I. Allegro 03:09 $ 0.47 USD
12 II. Andante 02:19 $ 0.35 USD
13 III. Allegro 01:30 $ 0.23 USD
14 Sento in seno, RV 737 04:01 $ 0.60 USD
  Album total 71:34
ComposerBroschi, Riccardo
Egidio Romualdo Duni
Handel (Händel), Georg Friedrich
Vivaldi, Antonio
Counter-tenorBalducci, Nicolò
Baroque ensembleBaroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony
DirectionLaurin, Dan
RecorderLaurin, Dan

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