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Magdalena Kozená ~ Handel Italian Cantatas / Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski [Import]

George Frideric Handel , Marc Minkowski , Les Musiciens du Louvre , Magdalena Kozena , Anton Steck , Yann Miriel , Sebastien Marq , Jean-Louis Fiat , Pascal Monteilhet , Juan-Manuel Quintana Audio CD
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listen  1. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Sonata (Introduzione)Les Musiciens du Louvre 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Recitativo "Da quel giorno fatale"Les Musiciens du Louvre0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Aria "Un pensiero voli in ciel"Les Musiciens du Louvre 8:24Album Only
listen  4. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Recitativo "Ma fermati pensier"Les Musiciens du Louvre 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Aria "Per te lasciai la luce"Les Musiciens du Louvre 7:36Album Only
listen  6. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Non ti bastava, ingratoLes Musiciens du Louvre0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Aria "Lascia omai"/Recitativo "Ma siamo"Les Musiciens du Louvre 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - EntreeLes Musiciens du Louvre 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Handel: Il deliro amoroso "Da quel giorno fatale", HWV 99 - Arietta e Recitativo "In queste amene piagge"Les Musiciens du Louvre 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Recitativo "O Numi eterni"Les Musiciens du Louvre 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Aria "Giů superbo del mio affanno"Les Musiciens du Louvre 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Recitativo "Mai voi, forse nel cielo"Les Musiciens du Louvre0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Aria "Il suol che preme"Les Musiciens du Louvre 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Recitativo "Ah! che ancor"/FuriosoLes Musiciens du Louvre 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Arioso "Alla salma infedel"Les Musiciens du Louvre 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Recitativo "A voi, a voi padre"Les Musiciens du Louvre0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Handel: La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145 - Arioso "Giŕ nel seno"/FuriosoLes Musiciens du Louvre 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Handel: Il consiglio "Tra le fiamme", Cantata HWV 170 - Aria "Tra le fiamme tu scherzi"/RecitativoLes Musiciens du Louvre 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Handel: Il consiglio "Tra le fiamme", Cantata HWV 170 - Aria "Pien di nuove"/RecitativoLes Musiciens du Louvre 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Handel: Il consiglio "Tra le fiamme", Cantata HWV 170 - Aria "Voli per l'aria"/RecitativoLes Musiciens du Louvre 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Handel: Il consiglio "Tra le fiamme", Cantata HWV 170 - Aria "Tra le fiamme" - Da capo/ALes Musiciens du Louvre 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Magdalena Kozena, Anton Steck, Yann Miriel, Sebastien Marq, Jean-Louis Fiat, et al.
  • Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (September 20, 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Archiv Prod Import
  • ASIN: B00004YZ35
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,689 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Only a few years since emerging as a notable singer, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená hasn't stopped enchanting her audience. It is, after all, a rare pleasure to experience this unique voice with its warm and elegant timbre. Some of its aspects are apparent in her preceding recital, an unusual--and unusually beautiful--program of Czech love songs. With this account of Handel's Italian Cantatas, Kozená confirms the immense scope of her gifts. Better yet, her voice is once more "affirmed": it seems fresher, conveying even more emotion. Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre are hardly to be overlooked in this absolute success. They understand in their bones the kind of scarcely veiled energy that's fitting for the music of Handel. --Pierre Guillaume

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Beautiful Italian Cantatas played on original instruments.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful album! June 18, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced to Magdalena Kozená's voice through her very nice "Bach Arias" album a couple of years ago. Then, shortly afterwards a good friend of mine told me how wonderful this Handel album also was!

One day, I was riding in a friend's car. He had brought this album solely for me to listen and played track #3 ("Delirio Amoroso, HWV 99: Aria: Un Pensiero Voli In Ciel"). I was instantly convinced!

This whole CD is delightful, a sheer joy! Whenever I try to convince anyone of it's beauty I simply play track #3. It's funny but it always works!!!

Give track #3 a try!...
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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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the title says it all - it really isnt for canary-fanciers. These early Handel pieces are mini-dramas and make fascinating, dramatic and often highly beautiful music, sometimes comparable (as in La Lucrezia) to Dido's lament (in Purcell's opus). Kozena knows that this is dramatic stuff and she really gives her all. This is no early-music milksop business and Minkowsky fans will know exactly what to expect here. I have to say that I was really surprised to hear what Miss Kozena achieves here, after her Bach arias cd. She is a totally different artist - she really has all those colors in her voice. It is true that sometimes there's a rough edge or suspect intonation, but the whole achievement raises her a few leagues in my opinion. Truly fascinating release, and thank you, Minkowsky and Kozena, for the rare opportunity of hearing these works (especially the first one).
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two out of three May 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Magdalena Kozena is a current favorite of the classical vocal recording scene, no small feat, with an extensive discography focusing mainly on early and Czech music. There are many pleasures to be had from this recording of three of Handel's Italian solo cantatas. Les Musiciens du Louvre is a superb Baroque ensemble, and its director, Marc Minkowski, has opted for a considerable variety of sound in the continuo that livens the recitatives in particular.

When she is not pressed by the frequently extremely quick tempi or going for too much dramatic weight in the recitatives, Kozena sings with fresh, pleasing tone and considerable fluency in the frequently intricate coloratura passages. Overall two of the cantatas, "Delirio amoroso" and "Tra le fiamme," come off well. The third, "La Lucrezia," of greater emotional range and vocally the most demanding, finds both Kozena and Minkowski going all-out for drama. Kozena's voice is simply not up to the demands she makes on it here, with consequent white, off-pitch and frequently plain unpleasant results. Whether the intended interpretation was her idea, Minkowski's, or a collaboration, it is ill-judged in terms of her particular strengths, and consequently a major blot on an otherwise good recording.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not bad but it is not great either. June 22, 2014
By R. Lee
Format:Audio CD
Magdalena Kozena sounds beautiful at times but sometimes she sounds very ordinary. This 2000 DDD Deutsche Grammophon CD is 67" 37" long. There are 21 tracks. There were moments when I just wanted to donate this CD to charity but some of the songs just lured me back in. This CD is a solid three-star in my book.
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars People I cannot stress too many times... February 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
... the importance of making sure the CD you review matches the one you are listening to. The one in question is by MAGDALENA KOZENA and Marc Minkowski. It will win all the usual awards from Gramophone, BBC Music, Fanfare, etc. and it will of course deserve them. It is not as great as Janet Baker's Lucrezia, nor is Renee Fleming Lotte Lehmann or Roberto Alagna Leopold Simoneau. The best modern recording is what we're after and you cannot go wrong here or with the somewhat harder to find Veronique Gens on Virgin Veritas. A matter of taste between the two, I personally would own both even at full price but the edge to Gens although I find Minkowski's ensemble the more exciting. And exciting is what this music is -- full throttle, red blooded drama that needs all-out vocal performances which are what you'll find here. Kozena a folk singer? Yeah, and I'm Lennox Lewis!
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