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AKSEL! Arias by Bach, Handel and Mozart

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  • Performer: Aksel Rykkvin
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (5 Oct. 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Signum Classics (Note 1 Music GmbH)
  • ASIN: B01H24GO88
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,401 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Norwegian boy-soprano Aksel Rykkvin has quickly built a reputation as a rare talent, combining an intelligent musicality with a beautifully resonant treble voice. On his debut recording he is accompanied by The Orchestra of the Age on Enlightenment under Nigel Short (leader of award-winning chamber choir Tenebrae), in a selection of arias by Mozart, Handel and J.S. Bach. Many of the arias performed are considered too technically demanding for boy singers in the present day in particular Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate which was composed for the castrato Venunzio Rauzzini, and several of Bach's Cantatas which were written at a time when singers often maintained their treble voices until the ages of 16 or 17.


*** 'Voices break earlier today than they did in the baroque period, which makes the achievement of 13-year-old Norwegian Aksel Rykkvin in demanding repertory all the more remarkable. This disc is packed full of confident, musical singing' --Nicholas Kenyon The Observer, 7th August 2016

' Thirteen-year-old Norwegian chorister Aksel Rykkvin is certainly a treble worth preserving a mature, musical performer whose unbroken voice offers a fascinating alternative take on much of the familiar repertoire recorded here ... The music here is carefully chosen not just textually but musically appropriate for so young a performer. There are no Queen of the Night arias nor twee arrangements of Puccini, just a solid mixture of Bach, Handel and Mozart. Some will balk at a treble singing Cherubino s arias, but if the result isn t exactly authentic it s a fascinating and legitimate experiment, especially when performed as well as here, with Rykkvin living the breathless, desperate emotional confusion of Non so più ... The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor Nigel Short are Rykkvin s very classy colleagues, supporting the young soloist with some exquisite obbligato solos and consistently lively, generous tempi. All add up to a recording that s much more than just the cute curiosity its cover suggests.'Alexandra Coghlan Gramophone, November 2016-------------------------------**** 'Exceptionally polished performances ... mightily impressive vocal control from the 13 year old Norwegian treble. The arias are well chosen.' Jeremy Pound BBC Music Magazine, December 2016---------------------------------- **** 'not the usual child star twaddle. Rykkvin certainly has a precocious musical sensibility .... His technique is excellent, with particularly fluent coloratura ... Nigel Short s conducting and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment s playing help keep things classy.' --Francis Muzzu Opera Now, October 2016

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDING OF THE MONTH 'Thirteen years old and a full-fledged artist. Norwegian treble Aksel Rykkvin is truly phenomenal. Not only has nature and thorough training given him a voice that is crystal clear, perfectly pitched and heavenly beautiful, but also a technique that allows him to do whatever he wants, coloratura and impeccable runs for instance. On top of all this he is a sensitive interpreter who appears to understand the songs and arias he performs … I am running out of superlatives, but I must add that the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment provide wonderful backing and there are important instrumental solos … If you are going to buy just one more CD this year, make sure that it is this one.' --Göran Forsling MusicWeb International, 31st October 2016

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