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Anna Prohasca, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Enchanted Forest: Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli, Monteverdi (2013)

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Anna Prohasca, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Enchanted Forest: Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli, Monteverdi (2013)

Anna Prohasca, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Enchanted Forest: Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli, Monteverdi (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 70:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 479 0077 | Recorded: 2012

Anna Prohaska’s recital takes us into the moss-carpeted dreamworlds of Ariosto, Ovid, Shakespeare and Tasso. The theme is transformation, by love or magic or a combination of the two. Arcangelo’s instrumental playing is reliably interesting, sometimes too interesting (Jonathan Cohen is not a ‘less is more’ director). But the most effective enchantment occurs when Prohaska stops trying to fit her dryish, coolish voice into a Patricia Petitbon-shaped presentation box.
Vivaldi’s ‘Alma oppressa’ (from La fida ninfa), Handel’s fast-boiling ‘Furie terribili!’ (Rinaldo), witty ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’ (Alcina) and atypically undistinguished ‘Combattuta da più venti’ (Giove in Argo) are neatly executed. The florid style of singing these arias require, fioritura, may pay the bills; but Prohaska’s real talent is for the earthy, wordy, rhythmically and emotionally multivalent declamations of Cavalli and Monteverdi. The first hint of this is in an unusually emphatic reading of ‘The Plaint’ (from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen), more bunny-boiler than fainting nymph. There is tremendous expressive vitality in the excerpts from Cavalli’s Calisto and Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne. Most surprisingly of all, Monteverdi’s Lamento della ninfa is the standout performance, brilliantly characterised by Prohaska, tenors Thomas Walker and Samuel Boden, bass Ashley Riches and Cohen’s continuo team. Published in the Eighth Book of madrigals, this is more like an opera compressed into mere minutes, as enthralling as the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.
–Anna Picard

Performer:
Anna Prohaska, soprano
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, conductor

Track List:
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
01. La fida ninfa, RV 714: Alma oppressa
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
02. Giove in Argo, HWV A 14: Combattuta da più venti
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
03. The Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hornpipe in D minor
04. Raise, raise the voice, Z 334: Mark how readily each pliant string
George Frederick Handel
05. Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122: Felicissima quest'alma
06. Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122: Come in ciel benigna stella (Dafne)
Henry Purcell
07. Timon of Athens: Curtain Tune
George Frederick Handel
08. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Furie terribili!
09. Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar
Henry Purcell
10. The Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hornpipe in G minor
11. The Fairy Queen, Z 629: The Plaint: O let me weep
12. The Fairy Queen, Z 629: See, even Night herself is here
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
13. Calisto: Restino imbalsamente
14. Gli amori d'Apolle e di Dafne: O più d'ogni ricchezza
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
15. Libro VIII Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi: Lamento della ninfa


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Anna Prohasca, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Enchanted Forest: Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli, Monteverdi (2013)

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