Vivaldi!

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Naïve's Vivaldi! features Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux in selections from Vivaldi operas and an excerpted version of his "Stabat Mater, RV 621," limited just to the alto arias. All of this material is drawn from Naïve's standing catalog of Vivaldi recordings with the Ensemble Matheus, to which Lemieux has been a star contributor. Her work in duets with Philippe Jaroussky is duly noted for its resultant and memorable fireworks; some of these moments are included, along with a little bit of her work alongside popular soprano Sandrine Piau. However, this is Lemieux's show. She is a deeply expressive and emotive singer who maintains a consistently lovely, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Naïve's Vivaldi! features Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux in selections from Vivaldi operas and an excerpted version of his "Stabat Mater, RV 621," limited just to the alto arias. All of this material is drawn from Naïve's standing catalog of Vivaldi recordings with the Ensemble Matheus, to which Lemieux has been a star contributor. Her work in duets with Philippe Jaroussky is duly noted for its resultant and memorable fireworks; some of these moments are included, along with a little bit of her work alongside popular soprano Sandrine Piau. However, this is Lemieux's show. She is a deeply expressive and emotive singer who maintains a consistently lovely, warm-blooded tone and great control of her instrument. Even in recordings cut out of the context of their original projects, the restrained and carefully dynamic playing of Jean-Christophe Spinosi's band Ensemble Matheus retains its integrity throughout the disc. Devotees to Naïve's continuing series of Vivaldi recordings with Spinosi, Lemieux, and others may not need this single disc drawn from releases already offered, but as a single-disc survey highlighting the considerable talents of this singer Naïve's Vivaldi! should provide considerable enjoyment, particularly to those who are not familiar with Lemieux's artistry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: Naive
  • UPC: 822186052129
  • Catalog Number: 5212
  • Sales rank: 226,454

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728: Aria. Nel profondo - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (4:00)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  2. 2 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Aria. Cento donzelle - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (2:44)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  3. 3 Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718: Aria. No, non tanta crudeltà - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (3:25)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  4. 4 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Duetto. Dimmi pastore - Ninfa ti spiega - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (2:42)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky
  5. 5–6 Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718 - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (4:57)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    1. 5Aria. Sonno, se pur sei sonno
    2. 6Aria. Hor il cor, già lacero
  6. 7 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Aria. Aure lievi, che spirate - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (5:59)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  7. 8 Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728: Aria. Troppo è fiero - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (3:14)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  8. 9 Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718: Trio. Non più regina - Antonio Vivaldi & Veronica Cangemi (4:44)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byVeronica Cangemi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky
  9. 10 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Aria. Cervo che al monte - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (3:57)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  10. 11 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Trio. S'egli è ver, che la sua rota - Antonio Vivaldi & Sandrine Piau (3:20)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed bySandrine Piau, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Topi Lehtipuu
  11. 12 Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718: Aria. Brami le mie catene - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (2:56)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  12. 13 Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728: Act 2. Scene 13. Recitativo accompagnato - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (2:32)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  13. 14 La Fida ninfa, opera in 3 acts, RV 714: Cuartetto. Cosi, su gl'occhi miei? - Antonio Vivaldi & Veronica Cangemi (2:51)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byVeronica Cangemi, Sandrine Piau, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky
  14. 15 Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728: Aria. Sorge l'irato nembo - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (3:52)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  15. 16 Credo, for 2 solo voices, chorus, oboe (ad lib), strings & continuo in G major (spurious, attributed to Hasse), RV 592: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (2:50)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky
  16. 17–20 Stabat Mater, hymn for voice, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621 - Antonio Vivaldi & Jean-Christophe Spinosi (9:31)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    1. 17Stabat Mater dolorosa
    2. 18Cujus animam gementem
    3. 19Eja Mater, fons amoris
    4. 20Fac ut ardeat cor meum
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marie-Nicole Lemieux Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vivaldi - Marie-Nicole Lemieux

    Contralto, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Ensemble Matheus, under the direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi, recently released a recording of selections from operas and sacred works by Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. It was recorded on the Naive label and is simply titled "Vivaldi". The disc includes arias from Orlando Furioso, Griselda, La fida ninfa, as well as, selections from the Stabat Mater.

    Ms. Lemieux sings with a bright clear tone that is unusual for contralto voices. Her tone is full and the voice never sounds heavy. Her vocal agility is evident from the first piece - Nel Profondo. The Stabat Mater piecs are equally well sung. Other performers on the CD include Counter-Tenor Phillippe Jaroussky, Soprano Veronica Cangemi, and Soprano Sandrine Piau. The duet, trio and quartet pieces are my favorites on this CD. If you enjoy Baroque era vocal music, then this CD is for you.

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