Haydn: Italian Arias / Quasthoff

Album cover art for upc 028947774693
Label: DG
Catalog: 4777469
Format: CD

Thomas Quasthoff: bass-baritone; Freiburger Barockorchester; Gottfried von der Goltz

"Non v'è rimedio" [3:31] Orlando paladino orignal version Act 2 2 "Mille lampi d'accese faville" [2:15] Act 3 3 "Ombre insepolte" [2:27] Armida Act 1 4 "Se dal suo braccio oppresso" [3:31] Act 2 5 "Teco lo guida al campo" [4:33] L'isola disabitata Part 1 6 "Chi nel cammin d'onore" [4:09] La fedeltà premiata Act 2 7 "Di questo audace ferro" [3:22] Act 1 8 "Mi dica, il mio signore" [3:26] Act 2 9 "Sappi, che la belleza" [3:36] L'incontro improvviso Act 1 10 "Noi pariamo santarelli" [4:51] La vera costanza Act 1 11 "Non sparate...mi disdico..." [2:47] Il mondo della luna Act 2 12 "Che mondo amabile" [5:12]

Gramophone Award Finalist - Recital 2009
Gramophone Editor's Choice - April 2009
Wholenote Discoveries - March 2009
Baritone Thomas Quastoff’s operatic recital “Italian Arias” is unusual because it contains only arias by Joseph Haydn – a composer famous for almost everything except his operas. But several of Haydn’s many operas have been staged in recent years, and Quasthoff makes an excellent case for continuing this trend. The disc covers selections from the dramatic operas, such as Armida, perhaps the best known of Haydn’s operas, to buffo roles in comic operas such as The World on the Moon. Quasthoff, one of the finest lieder singers of his generation, is a supremely intelligent singer, but he shows himself an excellent comedian as well. With top-rate support from the Reiburger Barockorchester, this disc provides an excellent overview of Haydn’s operas – from a baritone’s perspective, at least. Seth Estrin
In this wide-ranging selection from nine of Haydn's finest operas, Thomas Quasthoff displays his own comic and dramatic gifts as well as the composer's often overlooked genius in writing for the stage. Acclaimed soprano Genia Kuhmeier joins him for a charming duet from The World on the Moon. "These arias are magnificent music, and I enjoy them more every time I sing them." (Thomas Quasthoff). "Gloriously coloured and characterised" (Gramophone on his Haydn singing on the CD Betrachte, meine Seel.

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