Joyce DiDonato - Maxim Emelyanychev In War & Peace - Harmony through Music

In War & Peace - Harmony through Music

Joyce DiDonato - Maxim Emelyanychev

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on November 4, 2016 by Erato - Warner Classics

Main artist: Joyce DiDonato

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Choc de Classica (December 2016) - Gramophone Award (September 2017) - Prise de Son d'Exception (January 2017) - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (December 2016) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (November 2016) - 5 de Diapason (November 2016)

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:19:09

  1. 1 Jephtha, HWV 70, Act 1: "Some dire event hangs o'er our heads... Scenes of horror, scenes of woe" (Storgè)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  2. 2 Andromaca, Act 1: "Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!" (Andromaca)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Leonardo Leo, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  3. 3 Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 1: "Vani sono i lamenti... Svegliatevi nel core" (Sesto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  4. 4 The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Act 3: "They tell us that you mighty powers above" (Orazia)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Henry Purcell, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  5. 5 Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Pensieri, voi mi tormentate" (Agrippina)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist - Magdalena Karolak, Oboe, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  6. 6 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act 3: "Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth" (Dido)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Henry Purcell, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  7. 7 Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga" (Almirena)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  8. 8 Bonduca, or the British Heroine, Z. 574, Act 5: "Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom" (Bonvica)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Henry Purcell, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  9. 9 Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 1: "Augelletti che cantate" (Almirena)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist - Anna Fusek, Recorder, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  10. 10 Attilio Regolo, Act 2: "Sprezza il furor del vento" (Regolo)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Niccolò Jommelli, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  11. 11 The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Prologue: "Why should men quarrel?" (Girl)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Henry Purcell, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  12. 12 Attilio Regolo, Act 1: "Par che di giubilo" (Attilia)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Niccolò Jommelli, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  13. 13 Susanna, HWV 66, Act 2: "Lead me, oh lead me to some cool retreat.... Crystal streams in murmurs flowing" (Susanna)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  14. 14 Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Act 5: "Illustratevi, o cieli" (Penelope)

    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  15. 15 Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 3: "Da tempeste il legno infranto" (Cleopatra)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra - Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has gained a strong following with novel, even fearless programs, flawlessly executed. The stimulus for In War & Peace was extramusical: DiDonato temporarily shelved a different project in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. The concept is ambitious: the booklet includes quotes about finding peace from figures as varied as Patrick Stewart, Riccardo Muti, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and an inmate at New York's Sing Sing prison. Does it directly connect with DiDonato's program of Baroque arias? Listeners will have to decide for themselves, but the good news is that the program stands on its own. War and peace are among the most common themes in Baroque opera, but DiDonato has woven them together intelligently here. For one thing, the two interpenetrate, with elevated tragic arias in the War half of the program, and complex dramatic conceptions in the Peace half. Sample Handel's remarkable "Augelletti, che cantante," from Rinaldo, with its sopranino recorder part and discursive development. Added bonuses are some world-premiere arias from the still largely unexplored corpus of opera seria from the middle 18th century, represented by compositions of Leonardo Leo and Niccolò Jommelli. Equally good are the big hits, including a magnificent, deliberate "When I am laid in earth," from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, which shows the breadth of DiDonato's conceptualizations of war and peace. The accompaniment from the historical-instrument group Il Pomo d'Oro under Maxim Emelyanychev is ideal. Recommended, whatever your views on the feasibility of world peace.

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