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Aksel! / Rykkvin, Short, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 435  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Norwegian boy-soprano Aksel Rykvvin has quickly built a reputation as a rare talent, combining an intelligent musicality with a beautifully resonant treble voice. On his debut recording he is accompanied by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Nigel Short. Many of the arias performed are considered too technically demanding for boy singers in the present day. Norwegian boy-soprano Aksel Rykvvin has quickly built a reputation as a rare talent, combining an intelligent musicality with a beautifully resonant treble voice. On his debut recording he is accompanied by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Nigel Short. Many of the arias performed are considered too technically demanding for boy singers in the present day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: no 2, Mein gläubiges Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Joshua, HWV 64: Happy, Oh Thrice Happy We by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
4.
Alcina, HWV 34: Chi m'insegna il caro padre? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
5.
Alcina, HWV 34: Barbara, io ben lo so by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
6.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
7.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 13, Ich folge dir gleichfalls by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
9.
Anna Magdalena Notenbuch: Aria, BWV508: Bist du bei mir (? by Stölzel) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Written: 1725 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: How beautiful are the feet of them by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
12.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
13.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Quia respexit humilitatem by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Der zufriedengestellte Äolus, BWV 205: no 9, Angenehmer Zephyrus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Joshua, HWV 64: O had I Jubal's lyre by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1748; London, England 
16.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa č amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so piů cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Aksel Rykkvin (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 

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