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Arianna / Lindsey, Cohen, Arcangelo


Release Date: 01/24/2020 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 576  
Composer:  Alessandro ScarlattiGeorge Frideric HandelFranz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kate LindseyJonathan Cohen
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three cantatas focusing on the myth of Ariadne, abandoned on the island of Naxos after helping Theseus kill the Cretan Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so that he could find his way back through the labyrinth. Alessandro Scarlatti’s Ebra d’amor fuggia (1707) relates Ariadne’s flight, ‘drunk with love’, alongside Theseus, for whom she expresses her tenderness in the magnificent aria ‘Pur ti stringo’. The same year, the young Handel composed his cantata Ah crudel, nel pianto mio, this time with an Read more anonymous abandoned lover as the subject. In 1789, Joseph Haydn also turned to Ariadne, in a cantata for which several orchestrations exist. The one recorded here is by Sigismund Neukomm, Haydn’s pupil between 1797 and 1804. Three faces of disappointed love, brought to passionate life by the mezzo-soprano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Arianna "Ebra d’amor fuggia" by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Cohen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Ah! crudel, nel pianto mio, HWV 78 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Cohen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1707; Italy 
3.
Arianna a Naxos, H 26b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Cohen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

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