Arc - Anthony Roth Costanzo
COSTANZO COHEN LES VIOLONS DU ROY
On ARC, American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo performs works of baroque master G. F. Handel and minimalist 20/21st century composer Philip Glass, all played by the orchestra Les Violons du Roy and conducted by music director Jonathan Cohen. Anchored by Costanzos alternatingly powerful and sweet sound, ARC is a startlingly original work that weaves together the twin threads of Costanzos artistic life, while putting familiar works in a novel context that allows the listener to hear them anew. The track sequence alternates between Glass and Handel, stringing together arias, songs, and excerpts like gemstones on a chain.