Nuria Rial – Handel – Human love, Love divine (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Núria Rial – Handel – Human love, Love divine (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:28 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Classical
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“What a beautiful and tender, almost deliberately flowing and always somehow comforting soprano,” the Süddeutsche Zeitung enthusiastically describes the voice of the Catalan soprano Nuria rial. Her recordings for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi are highly praised all over the world. Her Album “Muera Cupido” with the ensemble Accademia del Piacere has just been nominated for the Opus Klassik. For her new Album, The Soprano, together with the Spanish Tenor Juan Sancho, has chosen Arias and duets from G. F. Handel’s operas, oratorios and cantatas that sing of human and divine love. The accompanying Capella Cracoviensis completes the Album with dance movements and overtures under the direction of Jan Tomasz Adamus. In the baroque opera it was customary for the duets to be sung by Sopranos and castrates. Handel has also successfully used this combination in his operas. At the same time, however, he also devoted himself to the then less widespread Duo line-up “soprano & Tenor”. Handel’s duet-art is reflected on this Album in the finest sound examples from the operas “Ariodante” and “Hercules , the oratorio “Esther”, secular cantata “Cecilia,volgi un sguardo” and the Ode “Acis and Galatea”. In addition, there are a total of eight Solo arias that describe different forms of human love: the traditional love of two lovers, for example by Aminta for Fillide (“se Vago rio”) or by Grimoaldo for Rodelinda (“Prigionera ho L’alma in pena”). There are also other forms of love, of affection. This includes the love of Judas Maccabeus for his son who fell in battle, whom he sings with an immortal elegy “with honour let desert be crown’d”. In “Let the bright, Seraphim” the Israelite pays homage to her victorious God. And in the ARIA “È un folle, è un vile affetto” the figure of Orontes shows himself extremely angry in the face of a despised love. The Album “Human Love, Love Divine “finally leads to a lively Happy ending – with the duet” Happy, happy we “from”Acis and Galatea”.


1. Núria Rial – Cecilia, volgi un sguardo, HWV 89: Tra amplessi innocenti (Duet)
2. Núria Rial – Aminta e Fillide, HWV 83: Se vago rio (Aria)
3. Juan Sancho – Rodelinda, HWV 19, Act II: Prigioniera ho l’alma in pena (Aria)
4. Núria Rial – Caro autor di mia doglia, HWV 182a (Duet for soprano and tenor)
5. Capella Cracoviensis – Ariodante, HWV 33, Act I: Ballo
6. Capella Cracoviensis – Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Menuet
7. Capella Cracoviensis – Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Gavotte da capo
8. Núria Rial – Hercules, HWV 60, Act III: O prince whose virtues (Duet)
9. Juan Sancho – Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Act III: With honour let desert be crown’d (Aria)
10. Núria Rial – Samson, HWV 57, Act III: Let the bright seraphim (Aria)
11. Núria Rial – L’allegro, il penseroso de il moderato, HWV 55, Part III: As steals the morn (Duet)
12. Capella Cracoviensis – Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Sarabande
13. Capella Cracoviensis – Ariodante, HWV 33, Act II: Entrée des Songes agréables
14. Juan Sancho – Alcina, HWV 34, Act II: È un folle un vile affetto (Aria)
15. Núria Rial – Theodora, HWV 68, Act II: With darkness deep (Aria)
16. Núria Rial – Ariodante, HWV 33, Act III: Dite spera e son contento (Duet)
17. Capella Cracoviensis – Il pastor fido, HWV 8a, Overture: II. Largo
18. Núria Rial – Esther, HWV 50, Act II: Who calls my parting soul (Duet)
19. Juan Sancho – Jephta, HWV 70, Act III: Waft her, angels through the skies (Aria)
20. Núria Rial – Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light divine (Aria)
21. Núria Rial – Acis and Galatea, HWV 49, Act I: Happy, happy we (Duet)