Il giardino dei sospiri

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Il giardino dei sospiri

Vaclav Luks, Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano), Collegium 1704

£10.95

Magdalena Kožená’s new disc on the Pentatone label owes its initial conception to the imagination of the late opera designer Karl-Ernst Herrmann (1936-2018), who came up with the idea of a journey through the labyrinth of human emotions, as well as through the Italian landscape, via the medium of the Italian Baroque cantata. Sadly his health did not permit the realisation of the project on stage, but instead Kožená, brilliantly partnered by the Prague period-instrument group Collegium 1704 under its director Václav Luks, has transferred the concept to disc, and the result is one of 2019’s most engaging discs so far.The Ita... read more

Magdalena Kožená’s new disc on the Pentatone label owes its initial conception to the imagination of the late opera designer Karl-Ernst Herrmann (1936-2018), who came up with the idea of a journey through the labyrinth of human emotions, as well as t... read more

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