The Countertenor (5CD)

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ACC24321
Artist:
Rene Jacobs

As a singer, conductor, teacher and scientist, René Jacobs is no doubt one of the most impressive personalities of today’s early music world. With countless opera performances and concerts, but also with an extensive discography of more than 250 recordings, he has thrilled a large audience.

At the beginning of his career, in the 1970’s and 80’s, Jacobs caused sensation mainly as a singer: he belonged to the first generation of male altos in Europe, at a time when countertenors were still considered exotic in many places.

On the occasion of Jacobs’ 70th birthday, Accent now issues a 5-CD box with the recordings made for the Belgian label at this early stage of his career, with repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Romanticism, from Purcell and Telemann to Gluck and Rossini.

René Jacobs (countertenor),
Konrad Junghänel (theorbo),
Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba),
Jos van Immerseel (fortepiano)
The Kuijken Consort & The Parnassus Ensemble

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Tracklisting:

CD 1 - ARIETTE & CAVATINE

  1. Il barcajuolo by Gaetano Donizetti
  2. Il pescatore by Gaetano Donizetti
  3. Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene by Gaetano Donizetti
  4. Dolente immagine di Fille mia by Vincenzo Bellini
  5. Il fervido desiderio by Vincenzo Bellini
  6. Vaga luna che inargenti by Vincenzo Bellini
  7. Gesänge (3), D 902/Op. 83: no 1, L'incanto degli occhi by Franz Schubert
  8. Canzonen (4), D 688: no 2, Guarda, che bianca luna by Franz Schubert
  9. Tancredi: Tu che accendi questo core - Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini
  10. Das Glück der Freundschaft, Op. 88 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  11. In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  12. Ariettas (4) and a Duet, Op. 82: no 2, Liebes-Klage by Ludwig van Beethoven

CD 2 - GERMAN BAROQUE ARIAS

  1. Klag-Lied, VuxWV 76b "Muß der Tod denn auch entbinden" by Dietrich Buxtehude
  2. Jubilate Domino, omnis terra, BuxWV 64 by Dietrich Buxtehude
  3. Ach, dass ich Wassers genug hätte by Johann Christoph Bach
  4. Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht, TV 7 no 3 by Georg Philipp Telemann
  5. Ihr Völker, hört, TV 1 no 921 by Georg Philipp Telemann

CD 3 - PURCELL

  1. Fairy Queen, Z 629: 'Tis nature's voice by Henry Purcell
  2. Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
  3. History of King Richard II, Z 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight by Henry Purcell
  4. Prophetess, Z 627: Since from my dear Astrea's sight by Henry Purcell
  5. Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z 410 by Henry Purcell
  6. Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium" by Henry Purcell
  7. Ah! cruel nymph, you give despair, Z 352 by Henry Purcell
  8. The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
  9. Old Bachelor, Z 607: As Amoret and Thyrsis lay by Henry Purcell
  10. Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
  11. I lov'd fair Celia, Z 381 by Henry Purcell
  12. Young Thirsis' fate, Z 473 by Henry Purcell


CD 3 - GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice

René Jacobs (Countertenor), Magdalena Falewicz (Soprano), Marianne Kweksilber (Soprano)
Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale, La Petite Bande
Date of Recording: 02/1982
Venue: Roma Hall, Antwerp, Belgium
Length: 105 Minutes 32 Secs.
Language: Italian

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18.
Il barcajuolo by Gaetano Donizetti 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
19.
Il pescatore by Gaetano Donizetti 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
20.
Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene by Gaetano Donizetti 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Milan, Italy 
21.
Dolente immagine di Fille mia by Vincenzo Bellini 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1824; Italy 
22.
Il fervido desiderio by Vincenzo Bellini 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
23.
Vaga luna che inargenti by Vincenzo Bellini 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
24.
Gesänge (3), D 902/Op. 83: no 1, L'incanto degli occhi by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Canzonen (4), D 688: no 2, Guarda, che bianca luna by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Tancredi: Tu che accendi questo core - Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
27.
Das Glück der Freundschaft, Op. 88 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
28.
In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Ariettas (4) and a Duet, Op. 82: no 2, Liebes-Klage by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano) 
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Vienna, Austria