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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Kirchschlager, Angelika  (Mezzosoprano Voice) , Andrea Marcon (Conductor
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  Наименование CD :
   Bach Arias



Год издания : 2002

Компания звукозаписи : Sony, (wb)

Время звучания : 1:12:47

Код CD : Sony Classical 89924

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics Vocal (Woman Vocal)      

Arias from Cantatas ( Nos. 42, 54, 74, 82, 83, 156, & 170), Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew Passion, & B minor Mass

Venice Baroque Orchestra

In the crush of mezzo sopranos actively recording, Angelika Kirchschlager's warm and direct voice stands somewhat apart from the perhaps overly subjective Cecilia Bartoli and the possibly overly objective Anne-Sofie von Otter. This combination has worked well in many, even most, of Kirchschlager's recordings: her disc of Korngold and Mahler songs was affecting without being affected and her disc of lullabies was sentimental without succumbing to mawkishness. In many ways, this disc of Bach arias is quite as lovely as anything Kirchschlager has done: her tone is beautifully rounded, her phrasing is alert to the meaning of the text and the music, and her sensitivity to the nuances of Bach's vocal writing makes her interpretation of each aria separate and special. But teaming Kirchschlager with the Venice Baroque Ensemble, a period instrument ensemble directed by violinist Giuliano Carmignola, does her no good. Against the dry sound of the Baroque violinist, Kirchschlager's thoroughly modern vocal performance sounds overheated. And against the detached-to-the-point-of-reticence interpretations of Carmignola, Kirchschlager's straightforward interpretations sound almost affected. In such wonderful arias as Erbarme Dich from the St. Matthew Passion, for example, Kirchschlager sings with passionate but controlled vibrato while the Venice Baroque Ensemble plays with a parched tone that verges on desiccation. Separately, either might have been wonderful, but they are almost oxymoronic in combination. This is worth getting to hear Kirchschlager, but with reservations

All Music Guide

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Angelika Kirschlager has a handsome, true mezzo; while lacking in any specifically noteworthy characteristics, it's wonderful in its own way. It's warm, the tone is perfectly produced, her breath control is to be marveled at, coloratura is clear and clean. I believe conductor Andrea Marcon has pitched the orchestra at A=415, and I suspect Kirschlager would have been even better if the tessitura had been up a half-tone. As it stands, her sound is very mellow, and the extra half-step might have given it more (and welcome) bite.

All that aside, "Schlummert ein..." from Cantata 82 is gloriously gentle; Kirschlager's singing of the more upbeat aria from Cantata 74 has a nice perkiness and forward-moving rhythm; "Erbarme dich", with Giuliano Carmignola's elegant Baroque violin obbligato, is pious without being morbid. The majority of these arias are on the slow side, but the program has been arranged to best play down a sense of lugubriousness. I found the whole CD just a bit lacking in energy, but then that's as much a function of the repertoire as it is the performances, and passionate-for-alto-arias Bach fans probably will disagree.

-Robert Levine (www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=5881)


  Соисполнители :

Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
Nicola Favaro (Oboe)
Stefanie Haegele (Oboe)


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   1 Erfreute Zeit         0:06:59 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 83 - Erfreute Zeit Im Neuen Bunde - BWV 83 (BC A167)
   2 Vergnugte Ruh         0:07:14 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 170 - Vergnugte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust - BWV 170 (BC A106)
   3 Schlummert Ein, Ihr Matten Augen         0:09:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 82 - Ich Habe Genug - BWV 82 (BC A169)
   4 Nichts Kann Mich Erretten         0:05:20 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 74 - Wer Mich Liebet, Der Wird Mein Wort Halten BWV 74 (BC A83)
   5 Wo Zwei Und Drei Versammelt Sind         0:10:23 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 42 - Am Abend Aber Desselbigen Sabbaths - BWV 42 (BC A63)
   6 Herr, Was Du Willst         0:03:37 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 156 - Ich Steh Mit Einem Fuss Im Grabe - BWV 156 (BC A38)
   7 Erbarme Dich         0:06:46 Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Matthew Passion (Matthauspassion), For Soloists, Double Chorus, & Double Orchestra - BWV 244 (BC D3b)
   8 Widerstehe Doch Der Sunde         0:08:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 54 - Widerstehe Doch Der Sunde - BWV 54 (BC A51)
   9 Laudamus Te         0:04:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass In B Minor, For Soloists, Chorus, & Orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
   10 Sinfonia         0:02:48 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 156 - Ich Steh Mit Einem Fuss Im Grabe - BWV 156 (BC A38)
   11 1. Bereite Dich Zion         0:05:03 Johann Sebastian Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), In Six Parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
   12 2. Chorale: Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen         0:01:35 -"-

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