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Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Et Al


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 467087   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gerald FinleyBejun MehtaLuba OrgonasovaDaniel Taylor,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc received the 2001 Gramophone magazine "Editor's Choice" award.
On February 24 1711, the curtain at the Haymarket theater went up for 'Rinaldo,' the first opera George Frideric Handel produced for London. It had a libretto by Giacomo Rossi, based on a somewhat mangled outline of Tasso's epic poem of the Crusades, 'Gerusalemme Liberata,' which had been prepared by impresario Aaron Hill with the aim of allowing for as many special machinery effects as possible. Handel clearly wanted to impress London, for his sparkling music contained liberal borrowings from some of his best recent scores.
While many changes and cuts were made up to the time of Handel1s final revision in 1731, this recording attempts as much as possible to
Read more return to the version that would have been heard in the first London production.
Though there are no featured castrati, the cast is strong and youthfully vigorous, with David Daniels in the title role and the radiant Cecilia Bartoli as his betrothed, Almirena. Christopher Hogwood leads an altogether bracing performance, drawing beautifully atmospheric sounds from the Academy of Ancient Music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rinaldo, HWV 7 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Baritone), Bejun Mehta (Boy Soprano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano),
Daniel Taylor (Countertenor), Ana-Maria Rincón (Soprano), David Daniels (Countertenor),
Mark Padmore (Tenor), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano),
Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 173 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Ver: 1711 

Sound Samples

Rinaldo / Act 1: Ouverture
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Delle nostre fatiche
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Sovra balze
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Signor, già dal tuo senno
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Combatti da forte
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Questi saggi consigli
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Ogn'indugio
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Signor, che delle stelle
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Sulla ruota di fortuna
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Goffredo, se t'arrise
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: No, no, che quest'alma
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Infra dubbi di Marte
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Vieni, o cara
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Furie terribili
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo ed Accompagnato: Come a tempo giungesti
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Molto voglio
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Augellette, che cantate
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Adorato mio sposo
Rinaldo / Act 1: Duetto: Scherzano sul tuo volto
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Al valor del mio brando
Rinaldo / Act 1: Prelude
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Cara sposa
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Ch'insolito stupore
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Cor ingrato
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Io all'ora impugno il brando
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Col valor, colla virtù
Rinaldo / Act 1: Recitativo: Di speranza un bel raggio
Rinaldo / Act 1: Aria: Venti, turbini
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Siam prossimi!
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: A quei sassa bramato
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Per raccor d'Almirena
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria a 2: Il vostro maggio
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Qual incognita forza
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Il Tricerbero umiliato
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Signor, strano ardimento!
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Scorta rea di cieco amore
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Ciò fu indegna
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Mio cor
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Armida dispietata!
Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2: Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Ah! Sul bel labbro Amore
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Basta che sol tu chieda
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Cingetemi d'allori
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Perfida, un cor illustre
Rinaldo / Act 2: Duetto: Fermati!
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Crudel, tu ch'involasti
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Abbrucio, avvampo e fremo
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo accompagnato: Dunque i lacci d'un volto
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Ah! Crudel!
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Riprendiam d'Almirena
Rinaldo / Act 2: Recitativo: Adorata Almirena
Rinaldo / Act 2: Aria: Vo'far guerra

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