Julia Lezhneva - Mikhail Antonenko - Concerto Köln Carl Heinrich Graun: Opera  Arias

Carl Heinrich Graun: Opera Arias

Julia Lezhneva - Mikhail Antonenko - Concerto Köln

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 14, 2017 by Decca

Main artist: Julia Lezhneva

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Choc de Classica (May 2017) - 5 de Diapason (June 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 01:05:11

    L'Orfeo (Carl Heinrich Graun)
  1. 1 "Sento una pena"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  2. Ifigenia in Aulide / Act 1
  3. 2 "Sforzero d'avverso mare"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  4. Coriolano / Act 2
  5. 3 "Senza di te, mio bene"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author - Francesco Algarotti, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  6. L'Armida / Act 3
  7. 4 "La gloria t'invita"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  8. Il Mithridate
  9. 5 "Piangete, o mesti lumi"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  10. Silla / Act 3
  11. 6 "Parmi, ah no! Pur troppo, o Dio!"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Friedrich II, Author - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Giampetro Tagliazucchi, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  12. Rodelinda, regina de' langobardi
  13. 7 Sinfonia

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  14. L'Orfeo / Act 1
  15. 8 "Il mar s'inalza e freme"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  16. L'Orfeo / Act 2
  17. 9 "D'ogni aura al mormorar"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  18. Silla / Act 2
  19. 10 "No, no di Libia fra l'arene"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Friedrich II, Author - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Giampetro Tagliazucchi, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  20. L'Armida / Act 3
  21. 11 "A tanti pianti miei"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  22. Britannico / Act 2
  23. 12 "Mi paventi il figlio indegno"

    Carl Heinrich Graun, Composer - Concerto Koln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Producer - Julia Lezhneva, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Morawietz, Recording Engineer - Mikhail Antonenko, Conductor, MainArtist - Leopoldo de Villati, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

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Carl Heinrich Graun was one of the most prolific German composers of Italian operas in the mid-18th century, though his numerous works have fallen into obscurity and are only coming to light because of research and performances by early music interpreters. This 2017 Decca release features soprano Julia Lezhneva and Concerto Köln, conducted by Mikhail Antonenko, in world-premiere recordings of arias from Graun's operas L'Orfeo, Ifigenia in Aulide, Coriolano, Armida, Il Mithridate, Silla, and Britannico, and a sinfonia from Rodelinda. True to form, Concerto Köln offers the fresh, resonant sonorities of period instruments, and Antonenko's direction brings great spirit to the performances. But the star of this album is Lezhneva, a specialist in coloratura parts and a strong champion of 18th and early 19th century opera. Her bright, heavily ornamented style of singing brings great excitement to these showpieces, and she demonstrates a technical virtuosity that evokes the age of Farinelli. Lezhneva's successes in the operas of Handel should translate into a revival of Graun's music, and listeners who have developed a taste for Baroque singing will find her sparkling performances captivating. Decca's sound is sufficiently clear and detailed, though Lezhneva should have been given more prominence in the mix.

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