Handel: Alcina, HWV 34 – Vol. 2

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 - Act II - Col celarvi a chi v'ama un momento
01:28
2.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Taci, taci, codardo
01:09
3.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Qual portento
02:10
4.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Atlante, dove sei
00:52
5.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Pensa a chi geme d'amor piagata
05:36
6.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Qual odio ingiusto contro me
01:22
7.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Vorrei vendicarmi del perfido cor
03:50
8.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Chi scuopre al mio pensiero
00:18
9.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Mi lusinga il dolce affetto
06:33
10.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - S'acquieti il rio sospetto
00:35
11.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - E la tua pace
00:33
12.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Ama, sospira
07:24
13.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Non scorgo nel tuo viso
00:55
14.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Mio bel tesoro
05:37
15.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Regina, io cerco invano
00:51
16.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Tra speme e timore
02:51
17.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Regina, sei tradita
00:32
18.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Ah, mio cor
11:36
19.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Or che dici, Morgana
00:27
20.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Alla offesa il disprezzo
00:19
21.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - e un folle
03:46
22.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Ed e ver che mi narri
00:26
23.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Eccomi a' piedi tuoi
00:49
24.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Verdi prati
04:06
25.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Ah! Ruggiero crudel
02:14
26.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Ombre pallide
06:08
27.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Entree des Songes agreables
01:31
28.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Entree des Songes funestes
01:38
29.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act II - Entree des Songes agreables effrayes
02:12

Total time: 01:17:48

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PTC51870842

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Assistant Recording Engineer

Leopold Randon de Grolier

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Recording Engineer

Vincent Mons

Recording Producer

Laure Casenave-Péré

Release DateJanuary 26, 2024

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