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ARC / Costanzo, Cohen, Les Violons du Roy


Release Date: 09/21/2018 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002864802  
Composer:  Philip GlassGeorge Frideric HandelDavid Byrne
Performer:  Anthony Roth CostanzoAntoine Malette-ChénierMathieu Lussier
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo performs works of baroque master G. F. Handel and minimalist 20/21st century composer Philip Glass, all played by the orchestra Les Violons du Roy and conducted by music director Jonathan Cohen. Anchored by Costanzos alternatingly powerful and sweet sound, ARC is a startlingly original work that weaves together the twin threads of Costanzos artistic life, while putting familiar works in a novel context that allows the listener to hear them anew. The track sequence alternates between Glass and Handel, stringing together arias, songs, and excerpts like gemstones on a chain. American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo performs works of baroque master G. F. Handel and minimalist 20/21st century composer Philip Glass, all played by the orchestra Les Violons du Roy and conducted by music director Jonathan Cohen. Anchored by Costanzos alternatingly powerful and sweet sound, ARC is a startlingly original work that weaves together the twin threads of Costanzos artistic life, while putting familiar works in a novel context that allows the listener to hear them anew. The track sequence alternates between Glass and Handel, stringing together arias, songs, and excerpts like gemstones on a chain. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
1000 Airplanes on the Roof: The Encounter by Philip Glass
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11: Pena tiranna by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; London, England 
3.
Liquid Days by David Byrne
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
4.
Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, HWV 16: Rompo i lacci by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; London, England 
5.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
6.
Monsters of Grace: In the Arc of Your Mallet by Philip Glass
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
7.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Vivi, Tiranno! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
8.
Tolomeo, HWV 25: Stille amare by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; London, England 
9.
The Fall of the House of Usher: How All Living Things Breathe by Philip Glass
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor), Antoine Malette-Chénier (Harp), Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
10.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
11.
Akhnaten: Hymn to the Aten [Sun] by Philip Glass
Performer:  Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; United States 

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