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Handel: Operatic Arias CD


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  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (5 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin Veritas
  • ASIN: B00000FDND
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Xerxes - Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fù: Recitativo: Frondi tenereDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington0:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Xerxes - Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fù: Larghetto: Ombra mai fùDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Aria: Va tacito e nascostoDavid Daniels/Roger Montgomery/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 6:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Aria: Al lampo dell' armiDavid Daniels/Roger Montgomery/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Recitativo accompagnato: Dell' ondoso periglioDavid Daniels/Roger Montgomery/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Aria: Aure, deh, per pietàDavid Daniels/Roger Montgomery/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Tamerlano: A dispetto d'un volto ingratoDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ariodante: Recitativo: E vivo ancoraDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington0:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ariodante: Aria: Scherza infidaDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 8:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Giulio Cesare: Aria: Cara speme, questo coreDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Giulio Cesare: Aria: L'angue offeso mai riposaDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Rodelinda: Sinfonia: Pompe vane di morteDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Rodelinda: Largo: Dove sei amato bene?David Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Rodelinda: Aria: Vivi, tirannoDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 5:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Rinaldo: Largo: Cara sposa, amante caraDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 9:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rinaldo: Aria: Venti turbiniDavid Daniels/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jan 2002
Format: Audio CD
The problem with countertenors, well some of them anyway, is that the sound they make is not always the easiest on the ear and have resulted in some bad press for them. When it comes to David Daniels and his voice - well that is something quite different all together. I first heard David Daniels, on a sampler from Virgin, singing "Vivo, Tiranno" from Handels opera - Rinaldo and I must have played it a dozens times for the unbelievably beautiful voice and the "right" sound for Handel. Well, you can imagine my delight when this CD was released, could not wait to hear what the rest of the CD sounded like. Whether you are looking for an introduction to Handel, baroque music, countertenors ( one word of warning though, once you have experienced David Daniels voice there is no competition) or just a beautiful voice this is the CD for you. It contains some of Handels most famous arias and includes such beauties as - "Ombra Mai Fu" from Xerxes, "Va Tacito E Nascosto" and "Aure, Deh Per Pieta"(this is particulary stunning, as the voice is so natural and warm) from Giulio Cesare, "Dove Sei" from Rodelinda, "Sherza Infida" from Ariodante and the hauntigly beautiful "Cara Sposa, Amante Bene" from Rinaldo as well. The program is well chosen to show the spectacular range and the beauty of his voice and it would be easy to imagine David Daniels in any of these Handel roles on stage....I saw him in Rinaldo and he was absolutely fantastic...more please!
It would be difficult to pick out favourite tracks, but try any of the ones mentioned above and I think you will be convinced. The whole programme is brought together by the excellent conductor Sir Roger Norrington and the playing of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment. A real joy of CD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug 2001
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Indeed, David Daniels sublime voice, perfectly controlled and never over-reached, is masterly. The 'Scherza Infida' is transportingly beautiful.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By silversea86 on 3 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderful CD -- fantastic singer, beautiful compositions, superlative orchestration. I have several Norrington projects and they rank among the favorites of my collection.

But...

The sound quality is such that I have to turn my speakers up *a lot* to hear the music. Any other CD is good at half the level I must use for this one. I don't know how it happened that the volume is so faint that I must crank up the speakers to hear it properly.

Sound notwithstanding, it's wonderful music that will increase your appreciation of Handel. If not for the sound issue, I would have given it 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C. Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jun 2013
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There are many reasons for buying this CD - the consummate artistry of Sir Roger Norrington and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with lively solos from horn and bassoon, and reliable continuo with harpsichord, theorbo and cello,- beautifully balanced recording of instruments and voice, - the genius of Handel with operatic writing at the top of his game,- the excellent revealing sleeve notes,- but then there is the countertenor of David Daniels. There is so much to listen for - the exalted glory of Handel's Largo 'Ombra mai fu', - the racing flexibility of the bravura arias 'A dispetto','Vivi,tiranno' and 'Venti turbini',- the gorgeous chamber intimacy and delicacy of 'Cara Speme', the lamentation of 'Aure,deh, per pieta'. David Daniels conveys the full emotional range of the characters including sense of loss, betrayal, anger, disdain, desire for vengeance. One of my favorite arias is 'Scherza infida' from Ariodante. Here David Daniel's breathing enables a delightfully slow pace and beautiful length of notes throughout the range. This is a CD that I go back to again and again
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