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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Jürgens, Camerata Accademica Hamburg


Release Date: 05/30/1996 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 447703   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Stafford DeanJohn ElwesIan PartridgeJames Bowman,   ... 
Conductor:  Jürgen Jürgens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Camerata Academica
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Here I must come clean and admit that my favourite performance of the title role [in L'Orfeo] remains Nigel Rogers’ for Jürgen Jürgens, recorded in 1974... there is something about Rogers’ performance, in such show pieces as the aria Possente Spirto, that has rarely been bettered. Some people will not like the dry quality of his voice, but I find his use of the voice thrilling and his use of ornament for expressive purpose cannot be bettered... For Apollo’s duet with Orfeo, Saliam cantand’al Cielo I again wanted to return to the Jürgen Jürgens recording where Nigel Rogers’ Orfeo duets brilliantly with Ian Partridge’s Apollo.

-- Robert Hugill, MusicWeb International
...Here I must come clean and admit that my favourite performance of the title role [in L'Orfeo] remains Nigel Rogers’ for Jürgen Jürgens, recorded in 1974... there is something about Rogers’ performance, in such show pieces as the aria Possente Spirto, that has rarely been bettered. Some people will not like the dry quality of his voice, but I find his use of the voice thrilling and his use of ornament for expressive purpose cannot be bettered... For Apollo’s duet with Orfeo, Saliam cantand’al Cielo I again wanted to return to the Jürgen Jürgens recording where Nigel Rogers’ Orfeo duets brilliantly with Ian Partridge’s Apollo.

-- Robert Hugill, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Stafford Dean (Bass), John Elwes (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
James Bowman (Countertenor), Emilia Petrescu (Soprano), Anna Reynolds (Alto),
Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Alexander Malta (Bass)
Conductor:  Jürgen Jürgens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Camerata Academica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 

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