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Alleluia! / Julia Lezheneva


Release Date: 06/04/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001809902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric HandelNicolo PorporaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Julia Lezheneva
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Still in her early twenties, Lezhneva astounds audiences wherever she sings. Praised for her "Pure Tone" (Opernwelt) and "flawless technique" (Guardian), her brief appearance at the 2010 Classical Brits in London, at the invitation of Kiri Te Kanawa, was the talk of the evening, and since then her career has rocketed. "Lezhneva lit up the stage." (Classical Source)

This is her debut album for Decca Classics: four sacred motets by Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora and Mozart accompanied by the esteemed Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini.

Includes Mozart's ever-popular Exsultate jubilate.

The Porpora is a world premiere recording.

She already has a large
Read more following since her solo Rossini album for Naive charted in many European countries including #1 in the French Classical Charts and was showered with great reviews and accolades including Diapason d or de l'annee Jeune talent, Gramophones Editors Choice and MDR 'CD des Jahres.'

"Clearly a name to watch. The ingredients for a great career certainly are there." -- The Sunday Times

"...from time time to time a really outstanding talent appears and I believe that Julia Lezhneva is just that. The brilliance of her voice and technique are extremely impressive.” - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In furore giustissimae irae in C minor, RV 626 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Julia Lezheneva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Saeviat tellus inter vigores in D major, HWV 240 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Julia Lezheneva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
3.
In Caelo Stele Clare Fulgescant by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Julia Lezheneva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
4.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Julia Lezheneva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 

Sound Samples

In furore iustissimae irae, RV.626 - Motet - Critical Edition Paul Everett: 1. In furore iustissimae irae
In furore iustissimae irae, RV.626 - Motet - Critical Edition Paul Everett: Recit: Miserationum Pater
In furore iustissimae irae, RV.626 - Motet - Critical Edition Paul Everett: 2. Tunc meus fletus
In furore iustissimae irae, RV.626 - Motet - Critical Edition Paul Everett: 3. Alleluia
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: 1. Saeviat tellus inter rigores
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: Recit: Carmelitarum ut confirmet ordinem
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: 2. O nox dulcis, quies serena
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: 3. Stellae fidae vobis sit cura
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: Recit: Sub tantae Virginis tutela
Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, HWV 240 - Motetto per la Madonna Santissima del Carmine - Edited Graham Dixon: 4. Alleluia
In Caelo Stele Clare Fulgescant
In Caelo Stele Clare Fulgescant: Exulta, exulta o cor!
In Caelo Stele Clare Fulgescant: Care Deus cordis amantis
In Caelo Stele Clare Fulgescant: Alleluia
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 1. Exsultate, jubilate
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 2. Fulget amica dies
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 3. Tu virginum corona
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 4. Alleluia

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