Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image

WH 0038
Star    1 Ratings
Log in to review this disc
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Wigmore Hall Logo
WH 0038

Handel: Nine German Arias/ Purcell/Buxtehude/Blow

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2010

Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

Iestyn Davies

countertenor

Ensemble Guadagni



Venue:

Wigmore Hall, London



Producer:

Jeremy Hayes



Engineer:

Steve Portnoi



Record Label
Wigmore Hall

Genre:

Chamber


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 75:32
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Customers who bought this album, also bought...
CHAN%200719.jpeg
Handel: Partenope
DC%204057.jpeg
Music on Historic Keyboard Instruments
CHAN%209749.jpeg
The Film Music of Alan Rawsthorne
CO%206028.jpeg
Handel: Alexander's Feast
WH%200037.jpeg
Gluck: Blessed Spirit
WH%200052.jpeg
Songs By Schubet/Sibelius & Grieg
CHAN%2010753.jpeg
Turina: Orchestral Works
CHAN%2010694.jpeg
Falla: Works For Stage & Concert Hall
NH%201295.jpeg
BACH, J.S.: Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 / Arias / HANDEL G.F.: Arias (Ferrier) (1949, 1952)
GHCD%202260.jpeg
Bach: Mass in B minor

Scroll Scroll

background image
SELECT YOUR MUSIC FORMAT FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW*
mp3question marklosslessoff  
*when you purchase a lossless format, we include the MP3 free of charge
Please Note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless
 
DOWNLOADS
Buttonbooklet
   
Select Complete Single Disc for
 

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE

(c. 1637-1707)
1 

Jubilate Domino BuxWV64

8:42
   
 

HENRY PURCELL

(1659-1695)
2 

Gentle Shepherds, you that know 'A Pastoral Elegy on the Death of Mr John Playford' Z464

5:52
   
 

JOHN BLOW

(1649-1708)
3 

As on his deathbed gasping Strephon lay 'A Pastoral Elegy on the Earl of Rochester'

3:37
   
 

HENRY PURCELL

4 

What a sad fate is mine Z428a

3:28
   
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)
 

Nine German Arias

49:48  
5 Kuhft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer HWV202 6:41
6 Die ihr aus dunkeln Gruften HWV208 4:56
7 Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle HWV205 5:20
8 Susser Blumen Ambraflocken HWV204 6:55
9 Das zitternde Glanzen der spielenden Wellen HWV203 5:15
10 Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise HWV206 4:43
11 Meine Seele hort im Sehen HWV206 5:39
12 in den angenehmen Buschen WHV209 3:35
13 Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden HWV210 5:48
   
  encore  
14 announcement 0:10
 

HENRY PURCELL

15 

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light'

4:51

Music by Buxtehude, Purcell, Blow, Purcell, and Handel – Iestyn Davies; Ensemble Guadagni

Within a year of recording this CD at his first solo recital at Wigmore Hall, Iestyn Davies went on to receive the Young Artists Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society. The concert also represented his first collaboration with Ensemble Guadagni, comprising some of the UK’s finest period instrument specialists.

The recital opens with a triumphant cantata by Buxtehude and, in John Blow’s As on his deathbed gasping Strephon lay, includes a piece with satirical overtones – celebrating the final repentance of the Earl of Rochester, a famous libertine. By contrast, Handel’s Nine German Arias were written in the 1720s to poems expressing ‘Earthly delight in God’ by the composer’s old friend Barthold Heinrich Brockes.

When Davies sang in Handel’s Partenope at the New York City Opera, The New York Times described him as ‘The vocal star of the night… He sang with a luminous, creamy countertenor’.



                  "Gramophone Recommends"

 

"A counter tenor ’borrows’ Handel’s German arias most successfully." "...Iestyn Davies sings with the kind of authority, intelligent musicanship and rechnical assurance that were the hallmarks of his finest predecessors during their heyday."

 

David Vickers

Gramophone - Awards Issue 2010

       Performance  *****      Recording *****

"Intimacy and freshness make this a breathtaking performance."

Berta Joncus

BBC Music Magazine - November 2010




*****
[...] with a counter-tenor voice as firmly expressive and stage-worthy as his, [Iestyn Davies] deserves all his prizes. This live Wigmore Hall recital ... doesn't catch all the man's charms: you can't be wickedly funny singing Handel's German Arias. But the memorial pieces by Purcell and Blow are divinely elegiac... perfect rapport with the virtuoso musicians of Ensemble Guadagni. Solo CD on Wigmore Live Geoff Brown, The Times
I Davies