• CDA67924 Katalognummer
  • 034571179247 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2012 Utgivelsesår

Davies, Iestyn (counter-tenor) | Arcangelo | Cohen, Jonathan

Cohen, Jonathan

Arne, Thomas | Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel | Gluck, Christoph Willibald | Guadagni, Gaetano | Handel, George Frideric | Hasse, Johann Adolph | Smith, John Christopher




Arne: Vengeance, O come inspire me! (from Alfred)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in D major, Wq. 183/1 (H663)
Gluck: Ah! Non turbi il mio riposo (from Telemaco)
Gluck: Ahimè! Dove trascorsi? (from Orfeo)
Gluck: Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Guadagni: Pensa a serbarmi, o cara
Handel: Destructive War, thy limits know (from Belshazzar)
Handel: O Lord, whose mercies numberless (from Saul)
Handel: The Choice of Hercules: Yet can I hear that dulcet lay
Handel: The raptur'd soul (from Theodora)
Hasse, J A: A trionfar mi chiama (from Didone Abbandonata)
Hasse, J A: Ah che dissi, infelice! (from Didone Abbandonata)
Hasse, J A: Odi colà la frigia tromba? (from Didone Abbandonata)
Hasse, J A: Se resto sul lido (from Didone Abbandonata)
Smith, J C: Say, lovely Dream! (from The Fairies)

Peacock, Adrian

Hinitt, David

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Gramophone Awards 2012 Winner - Recital
Gramophone Magazine August 2012 Editor's Choice

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas, he returns for a second solo album with Hyperion, a selection of arias written for Gaetano Guadagni. Italian-born Guadagni was the first ‘modern’ castrato, famed all over Europe for the lyric purity of his voice and his powerful, naturalistic acting style. Not only did he enjoy a close artistic relationship with Handel, who nurtured Guadagni’s voice to fit the alto roles in his English oratorios, but he effectively created the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, an opera he thoroughly made his own. Here, Iestyn Davies is joined again by the renowned period-instrument band Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen.

Through his effortless line, countertenor Iestyn Davies revivifies Guadagni's Orphic powers...Whether drawing out sustained notes or knitting together filigreed coloratura, he is a paragon of gallant taste: poised, cool, elegant...Jonathan Cohen and his ensemble Arcangelo capture the rapid, unexpected twists of the younger Bach's radical imagination...this [is] a refreshingly ambitious and superbly realised recording. BBC *****

I think that if I had to nominate a CD to represent Iestyn Davies this one would be my choice. Int. Record Review



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