Joyce DiDonato - Eden CD


"EDEN is an invitation to return to our roots. It is an overture to engage with the sheer perfection of the world around us, to consider if we are connecting as profoundly as we can to the pure essence of our being. It is a clarion call to contemplate if our collective suffering isn’t perhaps linked to the aching separation from something primal within and around us. This is a vivid musical exploration through the centuries to remember and to create a new EDEN from within." ~ Joyce DiDonato

Composers: Charles Ives, Gustav Mahler, Aaron Copland, Francesco Cavalli, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georg Friedrich Händel, Richard Wagner, Rachel Portman, Biagio Marini, Josef Mysliveček, Giovanni Valentini.

1.  The Unanswered Question - Charles Ives 
2. The First Morning of the World - Rachel Portman
3. Rückert-Lieder: No. 2, "Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!" Gustav Mahler
4. Scherzi e canzone, Op. 5: No. 3, Con le stelle in ciel che mai - Biago Marini 
5. Adamo ed Eva, Pt. 2: "Toglierò le sponde al mare" - Josef Myslivecek
6. 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson: No. 1, Nature, the Gentlest Mother - Aaron Copland 
7. Sonata enharmonica in G Minor - Giovanni Valentini 
8. La Calisto, Act 1: "Piante ombrose" - Francesco Cavalli
9. Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Danza degli spettri e delle furie - Christoph Willibald Gluck
10. Ezio, Wq. 15, Act 3: "Misera, dove son!" - Christoph Willibald Gluck
11. Ezio, Wq. 15, Act 3: "Ah! non son io che parlo" - Christoph Willibald Gluck 
12. Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1: "As with Rosy Steps the Morn" - George Frideric Handel 
13. Rückert-Lieder: No. 3, "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" - Gustav Mahler
14. 5 Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: No. 4, Schmerzen - Richard Wagner
15. Serse, HWV 40, Act 1: "Frondi tenere e belle" - George Frideric Handel 
16. Serse, HWV 40, Act 1: "Ombra mai fù" - George Frideric Handel

Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro & Joyce DiDonato