Cover Gluck: Opera Arias

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Label: Decca

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Opera Arias
  • 1Quercia annosa sull’erte pendici04:07
  • 2Io veggo in lontananza07:46
  • 3Non hai cor per un'impresa06:40
  • 4Se povero il ruscello09:48
  • 5Bel piacer saria d'un core07:35
  • 6Qual ira intempestiva … Oggi per me non sudi04:25
  • 7Oggi per me sudi - Aria04:24
  • 8Son lungi e non mi brami07:08
  • 9Cruelle, non jamais votre insensible coeur ne fut touché de mon amour02:48
  • 10J'ai perdu mon Eurydice04:23
  • 11Je chérirai, jusqu’au trépas05:01
  • 12Plus j'observe ces lieux08:10
  • Total Runtime01:12:15

Info for Gluck: Opera Arias

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck’s lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival.

In the world of opera the artistic achievement of singers and their fellow musicians can create a special, incendiary chemistry with an audience. There is nothing like that magical moment of silence at the end of a marvellous aria before the first cries of „Bravo!“ ring out.

For his Gluck recital the German tenor Daniel Behle has chosen glorious arias by a master of the 18th century – Christoph Willibald Gluck – that are sure to elicit a rapturous response, especially when performed by one of the finest lyric tenors of our time.

Behle has been compared to such tenor legends as Fritz Wunderlich, Richard Tauber and Anton Dermota, praised for his “bright, supple and warm timbre” and his natural musicality (Fono Forum, August 2012). The beauty of his tone is complemented by the probing nature of his interpretations as he captures the emotions of each character with captivating psychological insight, playing in a masterly fashion with the colours of the music. Familiar arias are transformed into a new and moving experience.

Daniel Behle is accompanied by one of Europe’s leading Baroque orchestras, Armonia Atenea, conducted by the extraordinary George Petrou. 

Daniel Behle, tenor
Armonia Atenea
Georges Petrou, conductor

Daniel Behle
is one of the most versatile German tenors and is equally successful in the concert, lied and opera genres. His extensive repertoire ranges from Baroque masterpieces to Classical and Romantic works to compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The year 2017 marks an absolute highlight in his carreer, including concert debuts with Santa Cecilia Rome (“Lobgesang” with Pablo Heras-Casado), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (“Jahreszeiten” with Trevor Pinnock), Wiener Symphoniker (“St. John Passion” with Philippe Jordan), Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble (“St. John Passion” with Thomas Hengelbrock), and Berlin Philharmonic (“Missa solemnis” with Christian Thielemann), as well as his debut at the Bayreuth Festival as David in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”.

In April 2014 he made his acclaimed debut as Matteo in Strauss’s “Arabella” at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christian Thielemann. In 2015 he returned to Aix-en-Provence as Belmonte (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail”) and sang his first Wagner role: Erik in “Der fliegende Holländer” at the Frankfurt Opera. In September 2016 Daniel Behle makes his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, performing Ferrando in “Così fan tutte”.

Daniel Behle appears in concert with renowned orchestras, including the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), DSO Berlin, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Radio Orchestra or the Stuttgart Bach Academy, working with such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Jiří Bělohlávek, Bertrand de Billy, Christoph Eschenbach, James Gaffigan, Marek Janowski, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, George Petrou, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Jérémie Rhorer, Andreas Spering, Jeffrey Tate, and Christian Thielemann.

Daniel Behle fascinates his audiences as a lieder singer at such venues as the Schwetzingen Festival, the Schubertiade, the Prinzregenten Theater in Munich, the Cologne Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, the Beethoven House in Bonn, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The artist has also made a name for himself as a composer. He premiered his Ringelnatz cycle at the Beethoven House Bonn in 2013. A milestone in his composing career is his arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise for tenor and piano trio (Sony Classical). Following the UK premiere at the Wigmore Hall and the Germany premiere at the WDR Cologne, he will perform the Netherlands premiere at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in January 2017. With “Mein Hamburg” (arrangements and new compositions for tenor and piano trio to be released in fall 2016) Daniel Behle pays musical tribute to his native city.

Daniel Behle was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 in the recording of Leonardo Vinci’s Artaserse. His lieder recordings and solo CDs, including Die schöne Müllerin, Dichterliebe, Strauss songs and Bach arias, have been praised by critics. His debut album for Decca (Gluck arias with Armonia Atenea) was released in 2014.

Booklet for Gluck: Opera Arias

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