Haydn: Arie per un' amante

Haydn: Arie per un' amante

by Núria Rial
     
 
The title of this album comes from the fact that Haydn wrote most of these insertion arias (arias written to show off the special talents of a singer in a particular production, and substituted for the arias by the opera's composer) for his lover, Italian soprano Luigia Polzelli. Thank goodness these delightful arias have survived, although the

Overview

The title of this album comes from the fact that Haydn wrote most of these insertion arias (arias written to show off the special talents of a singer in a particular production, and substituted for the arias by the opera's composer) for his lover, Italian soprano Luigia Polzelli. Thank goodness these delightful arias have survived, although the operas into which they were originally inserted, by composers like Pasquale Anfossi, Alessandro Guglielmi, and Francesco Bianchi, are forgotten. Haydn's inventiveness and benevolence overflow in this charming music. If there is any criticism of this assortment of arias, it's that they are all relentlessly cheerful and sprightly, and all in major keys, even those with texts like, "Unhappy and unfortunate I am…." While not all these arias reveal Haydn at his most dramatically astute, they find him at his most genial. One of the arias, "La moglie quando è buona," is in fact laugh-out-loud funny. Spanish soprano Núria Rial and Austrian mezzo-soprano Margot Oitzinger divide the arias. Their voices are well matched: exceptionally pure, supple, and focused, with an unmannered, effortless sounding delivery and immaculate technique. In only one aria, "Infelice sventurata," in an unmercifully low passage, does Rial show any strain. Michi Gaigg leads L'Orfeo Barockorchester in a sparkling, beautifully blended accompaniment. The sound is warm and spacious, but always clear and clean.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/2009
Label:
Deutsche Harm Mundi
UPC:
0886973886724
catalogNumber:
738867
Rank:
44213

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Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 81 in G major, H. 1/81: 1. Vivace  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
  2. Dica pure chi vuol dire, aria for soprano & orchestra, H. 24b/8 (for Anfossi, Il geloso in cimento)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  3. Quando la rosa ... Finché l'agnello, aria for soprano & orchestra, H. 24b/3 (for Anfossi, La Metilde ritrovata)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  4. Signor voi sapete, aria for soprano & orchestra, H. 24b/7 (for Anfossi, Il matrimonio per inganno)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  5. Il meglio mio carattere, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Cimarosa: L'impresario in angustie), H. 24b/17  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Margot Oitzinger
  6. La Moglie quando è buona, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Cimarosa's Giannina e Bernardone), H. 24b/18  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Margot Oitzinger
  7. Vada adagio, signorina, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Guglielmi's La Quakera spiritosa), H. 24b/12  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  8. Sono Alcina e sono ancora, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Gazzaniga's L'isola di Alcina), H. 24b/9  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  9. La mia pace, oh Dio, perdei, aria for soprano & orchestra, H. 24b/19 (for Gassmann, L'amore artigiano)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  10. Infelice Sventurata, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Cimarosa, I due supposti conti), H. 24b/15  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  11. Work(s): Via siate bonino, Hob. 24b/23  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Margot Oitzinger
  12. Chi vive amante, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Bianchi's Alessandro nell'Indie), H. 24b/13  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  13. D'una sposa meschinella, aria for soprano & orchestra (for Paisiello's La Frascatana; doubtful), H. 24b/2  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Núria Rial
  14. Son pietosa, son bonina, aria for soprano & orchestra, H. 32/1b (for a pastiche opera by several composers, Circe, ossia L'isola inca  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Michi Gaigg  -  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra  - Margot Oitzinger

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