Handel: Opera Arias Sandrine Piau

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Album-Release:
2013

HRA-Release:
02.09.2014

Label: Naive

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

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Info for Handel: Opera Arias

This 2004 recording is far more than just a recital by a prima donna: it is a perfectly balanced dialogue between Piau and Rousset, both indelibly marked by their work with William Christie, the former from her discovery of early vocal music, the latter from his time as assistant leader of Les Arts Florissants before forming his own ensemble in 1991. The rapport between soprano and conductor has blossomed over time, notably through their collaboration, since 1994, on the operatic works of Handel. Their complicity reveals the deep humanity of Handel’s heroines behind the masks. Recorded in 2004 & awarded Gramophone Editor’s Choice in the UK.

“the French soprano is at the heart of a everything that is stylish and commanding here. Her accomplished technique, and the clarity of her vocal production, is audible from the off...Thus she encompasses all the moods and qualities required of these arias from introspective mulling to full-scale theatrical dynamism. All the while Rousset and his forces accompany with felicitous colour and rhythmic energy.” (MusicWeb International)

Sandrine Piau, soprano
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, conductor

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