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Amore Dolore - Countertenor Arias

Composer Riccardo Broschi
Egidio Romualdo Duni
Georg Friedrich Händel
Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Nicolò Balducci
Dan Laurin
Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2645 SACD
EAN 7318599926452
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Mar 2023
Total time 71'34

For his second recital album for BIS, countertenor and sopranist Nicolò Balducci, ‘a singer of a remarkably sweet sound and distinct vocal agility’ (Gramophone), presents arias that evoke love and pain, two basic ingredients of Italian opera in the 18th century. Often tailor-made for specific singers who were in some cases the foremost castrati from that era such as the legendary Farinelli, these arias expressed resolute valour, unbridled fury and sometimes extreme guilt, to the delight of audiences that enjoyed these operas with their far-fetched &&&narratives inspired by mythology or historical events.
For this album, Nicolò Balducci is accompanied by the Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony under the direction of renowned recorder player Dan Laurin. Together, they perform well-known arias by Handel, from Vivaldi’s long neglected operas, as well as by lesser-known composers such as Riccardo Broschi (Farinelli’s brother) and Egidio Duni.
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  Riccardo Broschi
01 Son qual nave ch'agitata 9'03
  Egidio Romualdo Duni
02 Misero pargoletto 6'56
03 Sperai vicino il lido 6'32
  Georg Friedrich Handel (Händel)
04 Overture to Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 3'04
05 Lascia ch'io pianga, HWV 7 4'33
06 Ombra mai fu, HWV 40 2'59
07 Crude furie degl' orridi abissi, HWV 40 4'11
  Antonio Vivaldi
08 Gelido in ogni vena, RV 711 9'12
09 Nel profondo cieco mondo, RV 728 4'18
10 Sol da te, mio dolce amore, RV 728 9'41
  Sinfonia from Orlando Furioso, RV 728 6'58
11 I. Allegro 3'09
12 II. Andante 2'19
13 III. Allegro 1'30
14 Sento in seno, RV 737 4'01
  Album total 71'34
ComposerBroschi, Riccardo
Egidio Romualdo Duni
Handel (Händel), Georg Friedrich
Vivaldi, Antonio
Counter-tenorBalducci, Nicolò
Baroque ensembleBaroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony
DirectionLaurin, Dan
RecorderLaurin, Dan

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