The 5 Countertenors

Release Date: 5/4/2015
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002295102
Conductor: George Petrou
Orchestra/Ensemble: Armonia Atenea
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.
Works on This Recording
1. Tito Manlio: Spezza lo stral piagato by Niccolò Jommelli
Conductor: George Petrou
Orchestra/Ensemble: Armonia Atenea
Period: Baroque
Written: 1746 ;
2. Ifigenia in Aulide: O di spietati numi più spietato ministro! Tu, spietato, non farai cader vittima by Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Xavier Sabata
Conductor: George Petrou
Orchestra/Ensemble: Armonia Atenea
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ;
3. Penelope: Act 2. A questa bianca mano by Baldassare Galuppi
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ;
4. Serse, HWV 40: Act 3. Crude furie degl' orridi abissi by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ;
5. Farnace: Act 1. Ti parli in seno amore by Josef Myslivecek
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Classical
Written: 1767 ;
6. Temistocle: Ch'io parta? by Johann Christian Bach
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Classical
Written: 1772 ;
7. Demetrio: Non so frenare il pianto by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Classical
Written: 1742 ;
8. Addio, o miei sospiri, aria for voice & orchestra (from Tancredi, also used in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Eur by Ferdinando Bertoni
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Classical
9. Agrippina, HWV 6: Act 2. Otton, Otton...Voi che udite il mio lamento by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Xavier Sabata
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Baroque
Written: 1709 ;
10. Piramo e Tisbe, Intermezzo tragico: Act 1. Ah, non è ver, ben mio by Johann Adolf Hasse
Conductor: George Petrou
Period: Baroque
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