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Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | Oehms Classics

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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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Classical - Released April 30, 2013 | CPO

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Classical - Released September 3, 2012 | naïve classique

Distinctions Stereophile: Record To Die For
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Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Accent

Distinctions 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique
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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Sacred Oratorios - Released January 1, 2009 | CPO

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Concertos - Released March 1, 2011 | CPO

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Classical - Released January 1, 1967 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

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Opera - Released January 1, 1992 | Capriccio

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Classical - Released January 6, 2015 | Oehms Classics

Booklet Distinctions 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Opera - Released April 5, 2011 | CapriccioNR

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Classical - Released July 13, 2011 | Naxos