Anne Sofie Von Otter - Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Anne Sofie Von Otter - Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Anne Sofie Von Otter - Händel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 41:09 minutes | 965 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:09 minutes | 901 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Listen to this young Swedish voice: a warm and proprius rich mezzosoprano — just about to embark on her grand international career. She will introduce you to the world of the Baroque, full of Myth and Fantasy and populated by the great figures of classical history and drama.

Although this disc only now makes its first established presence in the UK, accompanied by the 2005 Proprius catalogue, it was recorded over 20 years ago. Anne Sofie von Otter has subsequently been greatly in demand in 17th- and 18th-century repertoire of which the present recital offers something of a conspectus. Monteverdi is represented by two pieces from his earlier collection of Scherzi musicali and by the well-known Lament from his otherwise lost opera Arianna. These are charmingly sung, though von Otter seems less naturally at home with the idiom than with that of Handelian opera and oratorio. Dejaneira’s accompanied recitative ‘Where shall I fly?’ from Hercules offers a foretaste of von Otter’s fine account of the role in a much more recent complete recording of the oratorio (DG Archiv), while the celebrated aria ‘Piangerò, la sorte mia’, from Giulio Cesare, reveals the full allure of her warmly coloured vocal timbre. The air from Semele, ‘Where’er you walk’, was a less happy choice since Handel wrote it for Jupiter, a tenor role. The short piece in siciliano rhythm from Johann Helmich Roman’s beautiful Swedish Mass is the only number to have been borrowed from an earlier complete recording of the work on Proprius. It has recently been reissued and is well worth getting to know. The remaining item is Telemann’s bittersweet Funeral Music for a Canary, whose tragic fate draws from the composer in his concluding aria as heart-rending a piece as any to be found in his oratorios and sacred cantatas.

Tracklist:

01 - Händel: Hercules, HWV 60, Act III: Accompagnato: Where shall I fly?
02 - Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act III: E pur cosi in giorno … Piangero la sorte mia
03 - Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali: O rosetta, che rosetta, SV 237
04 - Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali: La violetta ch'en su l'herbetta, SV 240
05 - Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna, SV 22: 1a parte - Lasciatemi morire
06 - Telemann: Trauer-Music eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels, TWV 20:37
07 - Händel: Semele, HWV 58, Act II: Aria: Where'er you walk

Recorded by Bertil Alving on February 28 - March 2, 1983 at S:ta Gertrud Church, Stockholm.
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme.
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry.

Musicians:
Anne Sofie von Otter - mezzo-soprano
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
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Alexandra Kramer, Bertil Orsin, Elisabeth Bodén, Marit Bergman - violin
Åke Hedlund - viola
Anders-Per Jonsson, Clas Pehrsson - flute
Anders Öhrwall - cymbal

Analyzed: Anne Sofie von Otter, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble / Händel, Monteverdi, Telemann
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -10.41 dB -26.76 dB 5:37 01-Hercules, HWV 60, Act III: Accompagnato: Where shall I fly?
DR12 -10.42 dB -27.05 dB 6:36 02-Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act III: E pur cosi in giorno … Piangero la sorte mia
DR12 -10.39 dB -28.23 dB 1:56 03-Scherzi musicali: O rosetta, che rosetta, SV 237
DR12 -10.83 dB -26.96 dB 3:16 04-Scherzi musicali: La violetta ch'en su l'herbetta, SV 240
DR11 -11.27 dB -28.36 dB 3:53 05-Lamento d'Arianna, SV 22: 1a parte - Lasciatemi morire
DR13 -10.01 dB -26.99 dB 15:40 06-Trauer-Music eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels, TWV 20:37
DR12 -10.63 dB -26.57 dB 4:11 07-Semele, HWV 58, Act II: Aria: Where'er you walk
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64
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