Lena Belkina - Classic Vienna (24/48 FLAC)
Lena Belkina – Classic Vienna (24/48 FLAC)

Performer: Lena Belkina
Orchestra: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andrea Sanguineti
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Size: 658 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
01. Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Overture
02. La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: ‘Parto, Parto, ma tu ben mio’
03. Idomeneo, K. 366: ‘Il padre adorato’
04. Ch’io mi scordi di te?, K. 505: Scenae and Rondo

Christoph Willibald Gluck
05. Armide, Wq 45: Overture
06. Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq 30: ‘Che puro ciel’
07. Paride ed Elena, Wq 39: ‘Oh, del mio dolce ardor’

Joseph Haydn
08. Acide e Galatea, Hob.Ia:5: Overture
09. L’isola disabitata, Hob.XXVIII9: ‘Se non piange un’ infelice’
10. Scena di Berenice, Hob. XXIVa:10

Mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina’s first album garnered high praise: “She sings Desdemona’s ‘Willow Song’ from Rossini’s Otello with lyrical intensity… Nacqui all’affanno e al pianto” from La Cenerentola is sharp-witted and brilliant”, opined Das Opernglas, while WAZ (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) wrote: “The coloratura is splendidly placed whether she’s mobilizing Tudor fury (in Anna Bolena), questioning her heart in the Barber of Seville or letting the soul of ‘Tanti affetti’ (La donna del lago) overflow with elegant beauty.”

For her second album, “Classic Vienna”, she has recorded the most famous representatives of Viennese Classicism, Mozart (1756–1791), Haydn (1732–1809) and Gluck (1714–1787), with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andrea Sanguinetti. Her Mozart selections include the aria “Parto, ma tu ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito, “Il padre adorato” from Idomeneo and the concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te?”. She sings Gluck’s arias “Che puro ciel” from Orfeo ed Euridice and “Oh, del mio dolce ardor” from Paride ed Elena as well as Haydn’s aria “Se non piange un’ infelice” from L’isola disabitata and his Scena di Berenice. The programme is rounded off with the overtures from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Gluck’s Armide and Haydn’s Acide e Galatea.

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