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Handel: Orlando (Opera in 3 Acts) First Recording 1970

Handel: Orlando (Opera in 3 Acts) First Recording 1970 KHCD-2012-040-2CDDL Instant Download Price
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KHCD-2012-040-2CDDL (STEREO) - Handel: Orlando (Opera in 3 Acts) First Recording 1970 - Sofia Stefan, mezzo; Graziella Scuitti, soprano; Bernadette Greevy, contralto; Carole Bogard, soprano; Marius Rintzler, bass; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra; Martin Isepp, harpsichord; Stephen Simon, conductor - Orlando is one of Handel's magic operas. Based on Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, its poetry and visual spectacle appealed to Handel's imagination. This opera includes Handel's first attempt to depict human madness in music, which he was to do again in his oratorio Saul. The part of Zoroastre is sumptuous, solemn, grand, and imposing. This noble magician seeks to protect Orlando and the rest of the characters from the consequences of their actions. His music holds the opera together, and imbues it with mystery and life. As the opera progresses, passions of the heart tear Orlando to pieces, and as his emotional state becomes wilder and frenzied, the magic of Zoroastre saves him from complete insanity. In order to create this impression of emotional instability, the music becomes rhythmically complex and contains the first instance of the use of quintuple time. This 2-CD set is of the first recording made of this masterpiece, made under the auspices of the Handel Society of New York, and has a great cast of vocalists under the direction of Stephen Simon

KHCD-2012-040-2CDDL (STEREO) - Handel: Orlando (Opera in 3 Acts) First Recording 1970 - Sofia Stefan, mezzo; Graziella Scuitti, soprano; Bernadette Greevy, contralto; Carole Bogard, soprano; Marius Rintzler, bass; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra; Martin I
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