Karim Sulayman, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Songs Of Orpheus (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Karim Sulayman, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Songs Of Orpheus (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Karim Sulayman, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Songs Of Orpheus (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:19 minutes | 1,3 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Karim Sulayman is a Lebanese-American tenor pays tribute to his favorite myth " Orpheus" on this debut album. He brings to life Orpheus's character through his sensitivity to dynamics and emotional delivery of this beautifully composed music. Sulayman is accompanied by leading baroque interpreters Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo's Fire.

The American tenor Karim Sulayman, of Lebanese background, has previously been heard on recordings with the Cleveland-based historical-performance group Apollo's Fire. He is backed by members of that group here in his solo debut, with the larger Apollo's Fire heard on the instrumental sonatas distributed through the program. Those point to the real strength of this release. Sulayman has a wonderfully resonant voice, and he contributes, in his singing and in an elegant note, a sense of personal involvement with the story of Orpheus, mythology's most famous vocalist. A collection of 17th century pieces related to Orpheus, a story intimately entwined with the development of opera, was a good idea in itself, but where Sulayman really excels is in forging a little "I love you to hell and back" narrative to tie together these pieces by Monteverdi, Giulio Caccini, Dario Castello, Giovanni Paulo Cima, Sigismondo d'India, Stefano Landi, Antonio Brunelli, and Tarquinio Merula. Some of the instrumental sonatas are quite unusual, and all relate vividly to the stage of the story under discussion. Sample Castello's Sonata No. 2 in D minor, proceeding into Sulayman's rendition of Tu se' morta from Orfeo. (An audience of the 17th century, one suspects, would have loved both the idea and its execution by Sulayman, who manages to produce a big yet intimate sound. The engineering loses some of that intimacy; the suburban Cleveland church where the music was recorded is wrong for the repertory. But this a fine early Baroque vocal release from the American Midwest, where early music is still not a terribly common find.

Tracklist:

01 - Monteverdi: Quarto scherzo
delle ariose vaghezze, 1624: Si dolce è ‘l tormento
02 - Monteverdi: L’Orfeo, SV 318: Vi ricorda o bosch’ ombrosi
03 - Monteverdi: L’Orfeo, SV 318: Rosa del ciel
04 - Monteverdi: Le nuove musiche, 1602: Dolcissimo sospiro
05 - Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro II, 1629: Sonata No. 2 in D Minor
06 - Monteverdi: L’Orfeo, SV 318: Tu se’ morta-Sinfonia
07 - Giulio Caccini: L’Euridice: Funeste piaggie
08 - Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Continuo
09 - Monteverdi: L’Orfeo, SV 318: Qual honor di te sia degno-Sinfonia
10 - Castello: Sonata concertata XV, a Quattro voci
11 - Sigismondo d'India: Le musiche da cantar solo, Milan 1609: Piangono al pianger mio
12 - Stefano Landi: Quinto libro di arie da cantarsi ad una voce, 1637: Canta la cicaletta
13 - Stefano Landi: Secondo libro di arie
da cantarsi ad una voce, 1627: T’amai gran tempo
14 - Antonio Brunelli: Arie, scherzi, canzonette e madrigali a cantare e suonare, 1613: Non havea Febo ancora
15 - Tarquinio Merula: Curtio precipitato et altri capricii,1638: Folle è ben che si crede

Recorded on August 20-23, 2017 at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Produced & Edited by Erica Brenner. Engineered by Ian Dobie. Mastered by Daniel Shores.

Musicians:
Karim Sulayman - tenor
Apollo's Fire - Directed by Jeannette Sorrell

Analyzed: Apollo's Fire / Songs of Orpheus (1-3)
Karim Sulayman / Songs of Orpheus (4-15)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.25 dB -17.25 dB 5:29 05-Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro II, 1629: Sonata No. 2 in D Minor
DR12 -0.25 dB -15.04 dB 4:56 08-Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Continuo
DR13 -0.40 dB -17.63 dB 5:04 10-Sonata concertata XV, a Quattro voci
DR13 -0.25 dB -18.49 dB 3:36 01-Quarto scherzo
delle ariose vaghezze, 1624: Si dolce è ‘l tormento
DR12 -0.25 dB -14.84 dB 2:33 02-L’Orfeo, SV 318: Vi ricorda o bosch’ ombrosi
DR12 -1.44 dB -18.48 dB 2:31 03-L’Orfeo, SV 318: Rosa del ciel
DR12 -0.25 dB -18.43 dB 2:56 04-Le nuove musiche, 1602: Dolcissimo sospiro
DR11 -0.25 dB -15.85 dB 4:05 06-L’Orfeo, SV 318: Tu se’ morta-Sinfonia
DR12 -0.25 dB -16.70 dB 4:39 07-L’Euridice: Funeste piaggie
DR13 -0.23 dB -16.54 dB 5:01 09-L’Orfeo, SV 318: Qual honor di te sia degno-Sinfonia
DR14 -1.42 dB -21.65 dB 4:48 11-Le musiche da cantar solo, Milan 1609: Piangono al pianger mio
DR14 -0.25 dB -18.44 dB 4:38 12-Quinto libro di arie da cantarsi ad una voce, 1637: Canta la cicaletta
DR12 -0.25 dB -15.08 dB 6:22 13-Secondo libro di arie
da cantarsi ad una voce, 1627: T’amai gran tempo
DR13 -0.25 dB -15.97 dB 2:43 14-Arie, scherzi, canzonette e madrigali a cantare e suonare, 1613: Non havea Febo ancora
DR13 -1.02 dB -18.92 dB 3:59 15-Curtio precipitato et altri capricii,1638: Folle è ben che si crede
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Number of tracks: 15
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2657 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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