Danielle De Niese: Beauty Of The Baroque
Danielle De Niese
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV202 'Weichet Nur, betrübte Schatten' (Wedding Cantata) Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208 Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite What if I never speed? Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse) Samson: Let the bright seraphim Acis and Galatea: Heart, the seat of soft delight Arr. Mozart. Performed in English Io t'abbraccio (from Rodelinda) with Andreas Scholl (countertenor) The Triumph of Time and Truth: Guardian angels Monteverdi: Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Andreas Scholl (countertenor) Quel sguardo sdegnosetto Pergolesi: Stabat mater: Opening duet with Andreas Scholl (countertenor) Purcell: When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)
Danielle de Niese indulges in the baroque style At the age of eight, there was no doubt about her talent: the Australian-born American soprano Danielle de Niese grew up with Purcell and Bach. As a teenager in search of material suitable for her youthful voice, she felt attracted to the melodic simplicity and modest orchestration typical of the Baroque period. The fact that she was already thoroughly trained in music theory came to her advantage when she was accepted by the Mannes College of Music in New York. There she soon let herself be captivated by the performance practice of the Baroque. Thanks to her insatiable musical and intellectual curiosity, her performances today have an extraordinarily broad spectrum.