Sonya Yoncheva devotes her second solo album to the music of Handel, showing another facet of her wide-ranging repertoire. Being an alumna of William Christie's Le Jardin des Voix, the Baroque era formed her musical understanding at an early stage of her career, laying the foundation for her versatile and broad-reaching repertoire. A great composer of vocal music, Handel based some of his most beautiful operas and oratories on the enchanting sensibility of the feminine voice. His heroines are strong, independent women determining their own destiny attributes Sonya relates to in all respects.
1.Giulio Cesare: Se pietà di me non senti
2.Alcina: Ah! mio cor! schernito sei!
3.Theodora: With darkness deep
4.Alcina: Tornami a vagheggiar
5.Rodelinda: Io t'abbraccio
6.Agrippina: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate!
7. Giulio Cesare: Overture
8.Non disperar, chi sa?
9.Agrippina: Ogni vento ch'al porto lo spinga
10. Theodora: To thee, thou glorious son
11.Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga
12.Dido and Aeneas: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth
Karine Deshayes (5,9)
Academia Montis Regalis
Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi
Running Time: 61 mins
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