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Serpent & Fire: Arias for Dido & Cleopatra

Anna Prohaska, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

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- BBC Music Magazine

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Dido & Aeneas, Z. 626  
1
Overture
Henry Purcell; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
1:47
2
Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment
Henry Purcell; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
4:42
Dido, Königin von Carthago  
3
Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluthen
Christoph Graupner; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:05
Giulio Cesare in Egitto  
4
Non Voglio Amar
Antonio Sartorio; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:31
The Tempest  
5
The Second Musick: Lilk
Matthew Locke; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
0:50
6
The Second Musick: Curtain Tune
Matthew Locke; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
5:08
La Cleopatra  
7
A Dio Regni, A Dio Scettri
Daniele da Castrovillari; Giacomo Dall'Angelo; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
6:08
Giulio Cesare in Egitto  
8
Quando voglio
Antonio Sartorio; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:32
The Tempest  
9
The First Musick: Galliard
Matthew Locke; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
1:34
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629  
10
Chaconne: Dance for a Chinese man and Woman
Henry Purcell; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:39
Dido, Königin von Carthago  
11
Recitativo Accompagnato Der Himmel
Christoph Graupner; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
1:22
12
Infido Cupido
Christoph Graupner; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:12
13
Agitato Da Tempeste
Christoph Graupner; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
2:31
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17  
14
Che sento? Oh Dio!
George Frideric Handel; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
1:07
15
Se pietà di me non senti
George Frideric Handel; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
7:19
Didone abbandonata  
16
Già si desta la tempesta
Johann Adolf Hasse; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
4:00
Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book 2  
17
Sonata No. 10
Dario Castello; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
4:51
La Didone  
18
Re de' Getuli altero
Francesco Cavalli; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
3:19
Antonio e Cleopatra  
19
Morte col fiero aspetto
Johann Adolf Hasse; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
4:04
20
Passacaille del Seigneur Luigi
Luigi Rossi; Michele Pasotti
2:50
Dido & Aeneas, Z. 626  
21
Oft she visits this lone mountain
Henry Purcell; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
1:49
22
Thy Hand, Belinda
Henry Purcell; Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini
4:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:57
"Five Stars ... Prohaska's voice is at its most striking in its upper registers, where her tone has an appealing lustre and her coloratura flows with wonderful liquidity ... Antonini contributes some exquisite flute and record obbligatos ... the orchestral playing has great fluency and charm throughout ..."
- Gramophone

On Serpent & Fire, German soprano Anna Prohaska brings together African queens Dido and Cleopatra and follows them all over Europe during the first century of opera, from the 1640s to 1740. This firework display of arias, virtuosic and tragic by turns, represents some of the leading personalities of Baroque music (Cavalli, Handel, Purcell, Hasse) and composers still awaiting rediscovery such as Sartorio, Graupner and the Venetian Castrovillari. For this programme built like a tragedy, Prohaska is accompanied by the Baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under the guidance of Giovanni Antonini, who is also the dazzling recorder soloist on some of the arias.
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