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Simone Kermes – Mio caro Handel (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Simone Kermes – Mio caro Händel (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:46 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Classical
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An album dedicated to Handel featuring popular arias such as “Ombra mai fu”, “Piangerò la sorte mia” and “Lascia ch’io pianga”. Simone Kermes recorded the album for her idol Handel, whom she wrote a personal letter, outlining how Handel’s and her life are intertwined and how his music accompanies her in the different stages of her life.

While the German soprano follows in the footsteps of Cecilia Bartoli, her virtuoso voice separates her fans from the purists who prefer a less fanciful vocal-line. This long-awaited new album from Simone Kermes shows off her masterful voice in almost every register and there is no sign of the excessiveness for which she has previously been criticised. Typically referred to as a “Ba-rock” star, some people are irritated by her gestures and extreme theatrics during her concerts, but those mannerisms are long forgotten here in the absence of any images. The title of the album, “Mio caro Händel”, says a lot about the affinity Simone Kermes feels with the Saxon composer. She has selected his most popular pieces, such as Ombra mai fù(Largo of Love),Piangeró la sorte mia(I will lament my fate) and Lascia ch’io pianga(Let me weep), along with some much less well-known pieces, which are some of the most wonderful revelations and rare musical gems on the album. The singer recorded this testimony of love to Händel in Berlin’s famous Jesus-Christus-Kirche in 2018 accompanied by Amici Veneziani, an ensemble put together especially for her which mostly comprises of German musicians and is led by Russian violinist Boris Begelman. As a great traveller who went all over Europe, this captures Händel’s European spirit perfectly.  – François Hudry

1 Rinaldo, HWV 7a, Act I, Scene 5: Furie terribili! 01:59
2 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act III, Scene 3: Piangerò la sorte mia 06:59
3 La Resurrezione, HWV47, Part I: Disserratevi, o porte d’Averno 05:30
4 Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act I, Scene 4: Ah, spietato 07:00
5 Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a, Part II: Come nembo che fugge col vento 06:02
6 Serse, HWV 40, Act I, Scene 1: Ombra mai fu 03:14
7 Teseo, HWV 9, Act V, Scene1: Morirò, ma vendicata 04:40
8 Rodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi, HWV 19, Act III, Scene 4: Se ‘l mio duol non è si forte 06:48
9 Athalia, HWV 52, Part II, Scene 4: My vengeance awakes me 04:29
10 Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene 2: Author of Peace 04:11
11 Deidamia, HWV 42, Act III, Scene 2: M’hai resa infelice 04:38
12 Lotario, HWV 26, Act I, Scene 10: Scherza in mar la navicella 06:16
13 Neun deutsche Arien, HWV 205, No. 4: Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle 05:24
14 The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71, Part III: Guardian Angels 06:48
15 Rinaldo, HWV 7a, Act II, Scene 4: Lascia ch’io pianga 05:48

Simone Kermes, soprano
Amici Veneziani
Boris Begelmann, direction


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