℗ 2015 Parnassus Arts Productions
Released March 16, 2015
Duration 1h 03m 46s
Record Label Decca/London
Genre Classical
 

The 5 Countertenors

Max Cencic, Yuri Minienko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

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Tito Manlio  
1.1
"Spezza lo stral piagato"
Niccolò Jommelli; Valer Sabadus; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
7:42
Ifigenia in Aulide  
1.2
"O di spietati numi più spietato ministro! …Tu, spietato, non farai cader vittima"
Nicolai Porpora; Xavier Sabata; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
6:11
Penelope - Act 2  
1.3
"A questa bianca mano"
Baldassare Galuppi; Max Cencic; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
8:43
Serse, HWV 40 - Act 3  
1.4
"Crude furie degl' orridi abissi"
George Frideric Handel; Yuri Minienko; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
3:36
Farnace - Act 1  
1.5
"Ti parli in seno amore"
Josef Myslivecek; Vince Yi; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
7:48
Temistocle  
1.6
"Ch’io parta?"
Johann Christian Bach; Yuri Minienko; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
5:12
Demetrio  
1.7
"Non so frenare il pianto"
Christoph Willibald von Gluck; Valer Sabadus; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
8:58
Tancredi  
1.8
"Addio o miei sospiri"
Fernandino Bertoni; Max Cencic; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
4:22
Agrippina, HWV 6 - Act 2  
1.9
"Otton, Otton...Voi che udite il mio lamento"
George Frideric Handel; Xavier Sabata; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
6:11
Piramo e Tisbe - Act 1  
1.10
"Ah, non è ver, ben mio"
Johann Adolph Hasse; Vince Yi; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou
5:03
Digital Booklet
"Exploring the range and versatility of the countertenor voice, it brings together five very different singers, whose reputations are all founded on their interpretations of Baroque works originally written for castratos." - The Guardian Five internationally acclaimed countertenors, award-winning Baroque ensemble Armonia Atenea and star conductor George Petrou come together on this programme of operatic works by J C Bach, Handel, Gluck and several others. This album was awarded four stars by Opera Now, while The Guardian singled out Xavier Sabata's "dark alto and exceptional psychological insight" as "particularly outstanding."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

Recording location: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, Athens, 12, 13 & 15–18 July 2013 Executive producers for Parnassus Arts Productions: Max Emanuel Cencic, Georg Lang Executive producer for Decca Classics: Alexander Van Ingen Recording producer: Giovanni Prosdocimi Recording engineer: Peter Ghirardini Assistant engineers: George Mathiodakis, Alex Aretaios, Nikos Espialidis, Bobby Blazoudakis Mixing and mastering: Nicolas Bartholomée, Maximilien Ciup Recording editor: Giovanni Prosdocimi Production coordinator: Joanne Baines Performing editions: Xavier Sabata 2; Giovanni Andrea Sechi 1, 3, 5, 7; Ernest Harriss 10 Introductory note and translations © 2015 Decca Music Group Limited Cover photos: Julian Laidig Booklet editing and art direction: WLP Ltd.
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.46
-2.88 to 0.00
-20.40
-22.65 to -18.22
-17.19
-19.30 to -14.90
13
11 to 15
1
"Spezza lo stral piagato"
0.00-18.43-15.312
2
"O di spietati numi più spietato ministro! …Tu, spietato, non farai cader vittima"
-0.01-20.29-17.514
3
"A questa bianca mano"
-2.88-22.65-19.313
4
"Crude furie degl' orridi abissi"
0.00-18.22-15.112
5
"Ti parli in seno amore"
-1.02-21.51-18.513
6
"Ch’io parta?"
-0.11-18.37-14.911
7
"Non so frenare il pianto"
-0.08-19.94-16.612
8
"Addio o miei sospiri"
0.00-20.11-17.314
9
"Otton, Otton...Voi che udite il mio lamento"
0.00-22.59-19.215
10
"Ah, non è ver, ben mio"
-0.49-21.87-18.213

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