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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Emmanuel

Johann Sebastian Bach - Georg Friedrich Haendel

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Given her artistic significance, the discography that mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson left at her death in 2006 was not large, so it's heartening when new recordings of her work appear. This recital was taken from live recordings she made with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, the ensemble-in-residence at Emmanuel Church, Boston, between 1992 and 1999, and includes arias from two Bach cantatas and extended excerpts from Handel's musical drama Hercules. The performances rank among Hunt Lieberson's finest on disc. She brings her characteristic penetrating insight to the role of Dejanira, Hercules' wife. Conductor Craig Smith's program notes provide the context for appreciating the character's development and illuminate the dramatic depth and subtlety of the singer's penetration of the role; she fully captures the fearsome development of Dejanira's fierce love for her husband as it turns to jealousy and then to harrowing remorse. Throughout, she sings with a fully supported and burnished tone that's always in service of the character. Jayne West, as Iole, has a light soprano that's an attractive foil to Hunt Lieberson's gravitas. Hunt Lieberson's intensity is no less evident in the Bach, which she sings with piercing focus. Here, the emotional climate is one of consolation and quiet confidence, and Hunt Lieberson delivers the music with radiant serenity. Smith conducts with sensitivity and passion in the first Bach aria and the Handel excerpts, and the sound quality is quite good. John Harbison conducts the second Bach aria in a recording that is somewhat noisier. The album is dedicated to Hunt Lieberson and Smith (who died soon after her) and is a striking tribute to their gifts.
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Cantate "Freue dich, erlöste Schar", BWV 30 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
JS Bach Cantata BWV 30: Kommt ihr angefochtnen S
00:08:46

Craig Smith, Conductor - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

Hercules (Georg Friedrich Händel)

2
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 1, "O Hercules! Why art thou absent from me? (Dejanira)
00:00:46

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

3
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 1, "The world when day's career is run" (Dejanira)
00:04:38

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

4
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 2, "Then I am lost! O dreadful oracle! (Dejanira)
00:00:54

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

5
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 2, "There in myrtle shades reclined" (Dejanira)
00:03:25

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist - Shannon Snapp, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

6
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 3, "Ye lying omens, hence!" (Dejanira)
00:00:11

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

7
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 3, "Begone, my fears, fly, hence, away" (Dejanira)
00:04:31

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

8
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 2, "It must be so! fame speaks aloud my wrongs" (Dejanira, Iole)
00:00:52

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist - Jayne West, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

9
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 2, "When beauty sorrow's liv'ry wears" (Dejanira)
00:04:46

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist - Danielle Maddon, MainArtist - Lena Wong, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

10
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 5, "O glorious pattern of heroic deeds!" (Dejanira)
00:00:38

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

11
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 5, "Resign thy club and lion's spoils" (Dejanira)
00:06:07

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

12
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 6, "Cease, ruler of the day, to rise" (Dejanira)
00:04:00

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

13
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 8, "Joys of freedom, joys of pow'r" (Dejanira, Iole)
00:03:55

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist - Jayne West, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

14
GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 3, Scene 3, Mad Scene "Where shall I fly? Where hide this guilty head?" (Dejanira)
00:06:39

Craig Smith, Conductor - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

Cantate "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 33 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

15
JS Bach Cantata BWV 33: Wie furchstam wankten meine Schritte
00:10:42

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, MainArtist - John Harbison, Conductor - The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, MainArtist

(C) 2008 AVIE Records (P) 2008 AVIE Records

Album Description

Given her artistic significance, the discography that mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson left at her death in 2006 was not large, so it's heartening when new recordings of her work appear. This recital was taken from live recordings she made with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, the ensemble-in-residence at Emmanuel Church, Boston, between 1992 and 1999, and includes arias from two Bach cantatas and extended excerpts from Handel's musical drama Hercules. The performances rank among Hunt Lieberson's finest on disc. She brings her characteristic penetrating insight to the role of Dejanira, Hercules' wife. Conductor Craig Smith's program notes provide the context for appreciating the character's development and illuminate the dramatic depth and subtlety of the singer's penetration of the role; she fully captures the fearsome development of Dejanira's fierce love for her husband as it turns to jealousy and then to harrowing remorse. Throughout, she sings with a fully supported and burnished tone that's always in service of the character. Jayne West, as Iole, has a light soprano that's an attractive foil to Hunt Lieberson's gravitas. Hunt Lieberson's intensity is no less evident in the Bach, which she sings with piercing focus. Here, the emotional climate is one of consolation and quiet confidence, and Hunt Lieberson delivers the music with radiant serenity. Smith conducts with sensitivity and passion in the first Bach aria and the Handel excerpts, and the sound quality is quite good. John Harbison conducts the second Bach aria in a recording that is somewhat noisier. The album is dedicated to Hunt Lieberson and Smith (who died soon after her) and is a striking tribute to their gifts.
© TiVo

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