Arianna A Naxos - Haydn, Mozart, Etc / David D. Q. Lee

Release Date: 10/12/2004
Catalog Number: ACD2 2326
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
ATMAClassique takes great pleasure in presenting the first ever recording made by Korean countertenor David DQ Lee, now living in Montreal. Considered to be one of the leading countertenors of his generation, David DQ Lee is graced with an ample, powerful voice, and a very expressive artistry of song, as so eloquently revealed in this program. In addition to Italian melodies by Mozart and Beethoven, David DQ Lee performs Haydn's dramatic cantata for voice and piano titled Arianna a Naxos. Composed in 1789, the storyline relates how Theseus abandoned Arianna on the desert island of Naxos. The work became very popular - indeed, it was Rossini's favourite vocal work by Haydn - and the illustrious castrato Pacchiarotti performed it in London in the year 1791, with the composer on pianoforte. Several arie antiche (ancient airs) set to different affective registers, and which have come to define Italian vocal art of the 17th and 18th centuries for generations of singers, complete the program of countertenor David DQ Lee's debut recording, with a piano accompaniment by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal.
Works on This Recording
1. La Partenza, WoO 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1795-96 ; Germany
2. Ariettas (4) and a Duet, Op. 82 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1809 ; Vienna, Austria
3. In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Arianna a Naxos, H 26b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1790 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
5. Giulio Sabino: Lungi dal caro bene by Giuseppe Sarti
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1781 ; Italy
6. Selve amiche by Antonio Caldara
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
7. Il mio bel foco by Benedetto Marcello
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
8. Quella fiamma che m'accende by Benedetto Marcello
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
9. Sen corre l'agnelletta by Domenico Natale Sarri
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
10. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ; London, England
11. Arminio: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Antonio Lotti
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Italy
12. Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1772-1775 ; Italy
13. Polifemo: Alto Giove by Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1735 ; Italy
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