Arie Antiche (CD)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

The sequence of Italian operas on this recording take us from the birth of opera at the end of the sixteenth century to the first flowerings of the Classical period nearly 200 years later.

The extraordinary power and agility of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s voice comes fully into its own on this recording, allowing for a richness and projection not always enjoyed in this rarefied area of the repertoire.

Recording producer: Anna Barry
Recording engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen; Thijs Hoekstra
Recording location: Henry Wood Hall, London, January 1997

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  1. CARISSIMI: Vittoria , mio core!
  2. VIVALDI: Se il cor guerriero (Tito Manlio)
  3. GLUCK: O del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Elena)
  4. GIORDANI: Caro mio ben
  5. HANDEL: Dignare o Domine (Dettingen Te Deum)
  6. VIVALDI: Orribile lo scempio (Tito Manlio)
  7. CALDARA: Selve amiche (La costanza in amor vince l’inganno)
  8. GLUCK: Che farò senza Euridice? (Orfeo ed Euridice)
  9. HANDEL: Frondi levere e belle – Ombra mai fù (Serse)
  10. HANDEL: Sorge infausta (Orlando)
  11. CALDARA: Come raggio di sol
  12. DURANTE: Vergin, tutto amor
  13. HANDEL: Chi sprezzando (Brockes Passion)
  14. SCARLATTI: Già il sole dal Gange
  15. ANONYMOUS: Nina
  16. DURANTE: Daza, danza, fanciulla
  17. CACCINI: Amarilli, mia bella
  18. CESTI: Si mantiene il mio amor
  19. STRADELLA: Pietà, Signore

Dmitri Hvorostovsky baritone
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner

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‘rich, full-bodied tone, strength and depth across the range and excellent dynamic control … the lyricism and stamina of his sustained legato passages are impressive’
- Limelight

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