Aria Cantilena

Aria Cantilena

by Elina Garanca

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Aria Cantilena

After discs for Ondine and Virgin, Latvian mezzo soprano Elina Garanca made her Deutsche Grammophon debut in late 2006 with this disc called Aria Cantilena after the first movement of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas brasileiras No. 5." For the most part, the then-30-year-old Garanca stuck with the lighter end of the French and Italian repertoire -- Massenet's "Werther," Rossini's "La Cenerentola," and Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffman" -- flirted twice with the lighter end of the Spanish repertoire -- Chapi's "Al pensar" and Montsalvatge's "Madrigal sobre un tema popular" -- and only on the last track touched the heavier German repertoire with Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier." Her voice, while still youthful in tone, sounds darker in timbre than many other mezzos and her technique, while quite formidable if not completely indomitable, is secondary to her interpretations, which are very forceful and emotionally direct. This is not to say that Garanca's singing is spontaneous -- one gets the sense that every accent and inflection has been thoroughly considered -- but that she means to put each piece across by aiming straight at the listener's heart. And, it has to be said, Garanca, within the limits of the repertoire, completely succeeds. Whether in the ensemble Finale of "Cenerentola," the duet Finale from "Rosenkavalier," or all alone in "Charlotte's Letter Scene," Garanca's performances are clean, conscientious, and, each in their own way, affecting. Fabio Luisi, the music director of the Dresden Staatskapelle, accompanies Garanca with sensitivity and grace and Deutsche Grammophon's sound is clear, warm, and colorful.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947762317
catalogNumber: 000823502
Rank: 131480

Tracks

  1. Las Hijas Del Zebedeo, zarzuela: Carceleras. Al pensar en el dueño de mis amores

    1. Carceleras. Al pensar en el dueño de mis amores  (04:56)
  2. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 3. Letter Scene. Werther... Werther... Qui m'a

    1. Act 3. Letter Scene. Werther... Werther... Qui m'aurait dit la place  (07:15)
  3. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Act 3. No. 15. Romance. Vois sous l'archet frémiss

    1. Act 3. No. 15. Romance. Vois sous l'archet frémissant - C'est l'amour, l'amour vainqueur!  (03:49)
  4. La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Act 2. Rondò finale. Nacqui all'affanno e al piant

    1. Act 2. Rondò finale. Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto  (07:35)
  5. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & 8 cellos, A. 389: No. 1. Aria. Tarde, uma nuvem rósea lenta e transp

    1. No. 1. Aria. Tarde, uma nuvem rósea lenta e transparente  (06:22)
  6. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. No. 3a. Chœur, Récit et Rondeau. Portez arm

    1. Act 2. No. 3a. Chœur, Récit et Rondeau. Portez armes! - Vous aimez le danger - Ah, que j'aime les m  (05:13)
  7. L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera: Act 2. No. 11. Cavatina. Per lui che adoro

    1. Act 2. No. 11. Cavatina. Per lui che adoro  (05:40)
  8. El cant dels ocells, Spanish song  (05:12)
  9. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 3. Trio. Marie Theres! - Hab mir's gelobt

    1. Act 3. Trio. Marie Theres! - Hab mir's gelobt  (05:49)
  10. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 3. Duet. Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich se

    1. Act 3. Duet. Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein  (06:25)

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