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Label: ORFEO
Catalog: ORF-C998201
Format: COMPACT DISC

Hofstetter, Michael; Halle Handel Festival Orchestra; Mariño, Samuel

Venezuelan born male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel. Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this release, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano. “This album is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing. I think that this voice is suitable and has the ability to make us hear and feel the beauty of this sound and the very special art of the 18th century.” (Michael Hofstetter) “Gluck and Händel, these are my two masters. They are so important composers to me, and they have made a concert together in London. I’d say it is a wonderful idea to remake this program.” (Samuel Mariño)

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