ARC / Costanzo, Cohen, Les Violons du Roy

Release Date: 9/21/2018
Label: Decca Gold
Catalog Number: B002864802
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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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.
Works on This Recording
1. 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
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
2. 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
2. Liquid Days by David Byrne
Performer: Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy
3. 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
3. 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
4. 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
4. The Fall of the House of Usher: How All Living Things Breathe by Philip Glass
Performer: Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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 ; USA
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: Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Countertenor)
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy
Period: 20th Century
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 ; USA
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