Handelís Finest Arias for Base Voice Vol.2 | Hyperion CDA68152

Handelís Finest Arias for Base Voice Vol.2

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68152

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th June 2018

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Contents

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Athalia, HWV52
» Ah, canst thou but prove me!
» When storms the proud
Belshazzar, HWV61
» Oh, memory! ... Opprest with never-ceasing grief
Cantata HWV136a 'Nell'africane selve'
Catone (pasticcio), HWV:A7
» E ver che all'amo intorno
Concerti grossi (6), op.3
» no.4 in F major, HWV315
Esther, HWV50
» How art thou fall'n from thy height!
» Turn not, O Queen, thy face away
Joshua, HWV64
» Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain
» The walls are levell'd ... See, the raging flames arise
Rinaldo, HWV7
» Vieni, o cara
Siroe, re di Persia, HWV24
» Gelido in ogni vena
» Tu di pieta mi spogli
Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto, HWV25
» Piangi pur

Artists

Christopher Purves (baritone)
Arcangelo

Conductor

Jonathan Cohen

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Athalia, HWV52
» Ah, canst thou but prove me!
» When storms the proud
Belshazzar, HWV61
» Oh, memory! ... Opprest with never-ceasing grief
Cantata HWV136a 'Nell'africane selve'
Catone (pasticcio), HWV:A7
» E ver che all'amo intorno
Concerti grossi (6), op.3
» no.4 in F major, HWV315
Esther, HWV50
» How art thou fall'n from thy height!
» Turn not, O Queen, thy face away
Joshua, HWV64
» Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain
» The walls are levell'd ... See, the raging flames arise
Rinaldo, HWV7
» Vieni, o cara
Siroe, re di Persia, HWV24
» Gelido in ogni vena
» Tu di pieta mi spogli
Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto, HWV25
» Piangi pur

Artists

Christopher Purves (baritone)
Arcangelo

Conductor

Jonathan Cohen

About

Christopher Purves is renowned for both the powerful sense of dramatic conviction he brings to everything he undertakes, and for a vocal technique which must be heard to be believed. From Handelís early cantata to selections from Italian opera and English oratorio, this is a recital from a very special singer indeed.

Reviews

There may not be as many showstoppers here as on Christopher Purvesís first volume of ĎHandelís Finest Arias for Base Voiceí (1/13). But this superb follow-up makes you wonder anew at the composerís inventive variety in writing for these assorted kings, tyrants and patriarchs. ... Purves is surely unique among todayís Anglophone singers in fusing an easily produced high baritone, by turns mellifluous and incisive, with a clean, resonant bass register. Like Montagnana, he is specially adept at negotiating what an 18th-century commentator termed Ďdistant intervalsí.  Richard Wigmore
Gramophone August 2018

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