Anima sacra | Erato 9029563374

Anima sacra


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Label: Erato

Cat No: 9029563374

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th October 2018



Jakub Jozef Orlinski (countertenor)
Il Pomo d’Oro


Maxim Emelyanychev


Durante, Francesco

Messa a 5 voci
» Domine Fili unigenite

Fago, Nicola

Confitebor tibi Domine
Il Faraone sommerso
» Alla gente a Dio diletta
Tam non splendet sol creatus

Feo, Francesco

Dies irae in G major
» Juste Judex ultionis

Hasse, Johann Adolph

Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena
» Mea tormenta, properate!

Heinichen, Johann David

Alma redemptoris mater

Sarro, Domenico

Messa a 5 in F major
» Laudamus te

Schiassi, Gaetano Maria

Maria vergine al Calvario
» L'agnelletta timidetta

Terradellas, Domenec

Dixit Dominus
» Donec ponam

Zelenka, Jan Dismas

Gesu al Calvario
» Smanie di dolci affetti... S'una sol lagrima


Jakub Jozef Orlinski (countertenor)
Il Pomo d’Oro


Maxim Emelyanychev


This release, Anima sacra, marks a number of firsts. It is the debut album from countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński – born in Poland, trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York and winner in 2016 of the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious National Council Auditions. It also features what are believed to be world premiere recordings of eight Baroque arias, notably by composers of the Neapolitan school. Orliński is partnered by Il pomo d’oro conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

“Baroque style is about freedom and passion,”
says Orliński. “There are lots of rules of style to follow, but there are also so many choices to make, starting with ornamentation that you can do in so many different ways. With those ornaments, you can show your creativity, but also get even deeper into the piece and show your artistic persona. It can all be filtered by your own life experiences, which will inspire your choices.”

Warsaw-born Orliński, who has been praised by the New York Times for combining “beauty of tone and an uncommon unity of colour and polish across his range”, comes from a family in which, as he says, “almost everyone is a painter, architect, graphic designer or sculptor”. He began singing in choirs and became a particular fan of the British male vocal ensemble The King’s Singers, which, significantly, has always featured two countertenors. Before completing his studies at Juilliard, he took a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin University of Musicand became a member of the young artists’ programme of the Polish National Opera.

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