Handel: Alcina, HWV 34 – Vol. 1

Anna Bonitatibus, Erin Morley, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Magdalena Kozena, Marc Minkowski

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Enchanting Return to Handel

Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre return to Handel with a complete recording of his opera Alcina. The title role is interpreted by Magdalena Kožená, who reunites with Les Musiciens and maestro Minkowski after a series of acclaimed baroque recordings.

She is joined by an excellent casts of soloists, consisting of Erin Morley (Morgana), Anna Bonitatibus (Ruggiero), Elzabeth DeShong (Bradamante), Alois Mühlbacher (Oberto), Valerio Contaldo (Oronte) and Alex Rosen (Melisso).

This studio recording transports the listener to Alcina’s enchanted island, and shows Handel at the peak of his power: the score is dramatic, lush and colourful as well as introspective and profound where the story requires it.

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Since its foundation in 1982, and under the baton of its founder and musical director Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre have developed into one of the world’s best period-instrument ensembles, with a vast discography. The ensemble returns to Pentatone after having presented Mozart’s Mass in C Minor in 2020. Alcina is star mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená’s fifth album as part of her exclusive collaboration with Pentatone, after having presented the baroque cantatas recital album Il giardino dei sospiri and the songs in chamber-musical setting project Soirée in 2019, as well as Nostalgia together with Yefim Bronfman (2021) and Folk Songs with the Czech Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle (2023). The other soloists all make their Pentatone debut.


Marc Minkowski
Les Musiciens du Louvre

Magdalena Kožená (Alcina)
Erin Morley
(Morgana)
Anna Bonitatibus
(Ruggiero)
Elzabeth DeShong
(Bradamante)
Alois Mühlbacher
(Oberto)
Valerio Contaldo
(Oronte)
Alex Rosen
(Melisso)

Tracklist

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1.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Ouverture
03:01
2.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Musette
00:58
3.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Menuet
00:41
4.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Oh Dei!
00:56
5.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: O s'apre al riso
04:30
6.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Questo e il cielo di contenti
02:19
7.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Gavotte - Sarabande - Menuet - Gavotte
00:44
8.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Sarabande
01:48
9.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Menuet
00:49
10.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Gavotte
00:42
11.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Eccco l'infido
00:57
12.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Di, cor mio, quanto t'amai
06:19
13.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Generosi guerrier
00:42
14.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Chi m'insegna il caro padre
02:52
15.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Mi ravvisi, Ruggier, dimmi
00:40
16.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Di te mi rido
03:51
17.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Qua dunque ne veniste
00:16
18.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Io sono tua difesa
00:20
19.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: e gelosia
03:34
20.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Io dunque
00:41
21.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: La cerco invano
01:01
22.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Semplicetto A donna credi
04:50
23.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Ah! Infidele
00:33
24.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Regina, il tuo soggiorno
00:59
25.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Si son quella
06:40
26.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Se nemico mi fossi
00:33
27.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Bradamante favella
00:19
28.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: La bocca vaga
04:07
29.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: A quai strani perigli
00:09
30.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Fuggi, cor mio
00:52
31.
Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: Torna mi a vagheggiar
04:38

Total time: 01:01:21

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PTC51870841

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Assistant Recording Engineer

Leopold Randon de Grolier

Executive Producer

Renaud Loranger

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Recording Engineer

Vincent Mons

Recording Producer

Laure Casenave-Péré

Release DateJanuary 26, 2024

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