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Graun: Cleopatra et Cesare Box set

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Product details

  • Performer: Janet Williams, Iris Vermillion, Lynne Dawson, Robert Gambill
  • Orchestra: Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir, Cologne Concerto
  • Conductor: René Jacobs
  • Composer: Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Audio CD (7 Feb. 1996)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B0000007AH
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 618,407 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ouverture
  2. Coro
  3. Recitativo
  4. Aria
  5. Recitativo
  6. Aria
  7. Recitativo
  8. Aria
  9. Recitativo
  10. Aria
  11. Recitativo
  12. Aria
  13. Recitativo
  14. Aria
  15. Recitativo
  16. Aria
  17. Recitativo
  18. Aria
  19. Recitativo
  20. Aria

Disc: 2

  1. Recitativo
  2. Sinfonia
  3. Recitativo
  4. Sinfonia
  5. Recitativo
  6. Aria
  7. Recitativo
  8. Recitativo
  9. Aria
  10. Recitativo
  11. Aria
  12. Recitativo
  13. Aria
  14. Recitativo
  15. Aria
  16. Recitativo
  17. Aria
  18. Recitativo
  19. Recitativo
  20. Recitativo
  21. Aria

Disc: 3

  1. Recitativo
  2. Aria
  3. Recitativo
  4. Aria
  5. Recitativo
  6. Aria
  7. Recitativo
  8. Aria
  9. Recitativo
  10. Aria
  11. Recititivo
  12. Aria
  13. Recitativo
  14. Duetto
  15. Recitativo
  16. Chorus

Disc: 4

  1. Toccata
  2. Ritornello
  3. Ballo
  4. Sinfonia Avanti Il Prologo
  5. Nerone, Lucano
  6. Calisto
  7. Linfea
  8. Ouverture
  9. Teodata, Vitige
  10. Cesare
  11. Cleopatra
  12. Cornelia
  13. Sinfonia

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The story is the same as that of Handel's opera of the same name. The selection of voices and voice timbres and range is superb. Janet Williams as Cleopatra is stunning, as is Robert Gambill as Tolomeo and Jeffrey Francis as Lentulo. Lynne Dawson sings beautifully though lacking a bit of dramatic clout. Iris Vermillion whose voice is a little rough compensates and gives a spectular performance with her dramatic authority in the role of Cesare. The orchestral playing and conducting are splendid especially the harpsichord playing which is spectacular. This is one of the all time best opera recordings and will become one of your favorites if you love baroque opera.
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Excellent service from the vendor, even though the product was delayed in shipping due to the Christmas season. The vendor really cared, although it was not his responsibility. The CD itself is marvelous.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous performance of an unknown Late Baroque opera 28 April 2012
By J. Gabrielson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a wonderful recording of an opera by Graun, a little known German composer antedating Mozart. Rene Jacobs does a superb job of bringing together many wonderful singers and Concerto Koln does their usual masterful work. The libretto is in Italian and the music is melodic, lilting in parts, highly emotional and totally charming.
I can't recommend it enough. If you expect Handel, he is not here. This is more like a Vivaldi opera, of which many wonderful recordings have been made of that gentleman's oeuvre recently. The soprano and tenor are especially delightful>
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5.0 out of 5 stars A quality performance 9 May 1999
By gks5q@virginia.edu - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this out of curiosity. Well, it won't exactly compare to Handel, but it is a quality opera, and it is very well presented here. I can't say that this is one of my favorite CD's, but it deserves a high rating. My usual idiosyncratic objection (which is NOT a reflection on the artistic merit!) is this: male roles should be sung by males. The world is teeming with countertenors ready to stand in the shoes of the unfortunate castrati for whom these operas were written.
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