Handel, Alcina, HWV 34 – Vol. 3

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.

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 III - Sinfonia
00:44
2.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Voglio amar e disamar
00:58
3.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Credete al mio dolore
09:10
4.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - M'inganna, me ne avveggo
00:20
5.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Un momento di contento
03:42
6.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Molestissimo incontro
01:14
7.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Ma quando tornerai
04:04
8.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Tutta d'armate square
00:24
9.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Sta nell'ircana pietrosa
05:35
10.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Vanne tu seco ancora
00:18
11.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - All'alma fedel
03:30
12.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Niuna forza l'arresta
00:35
13.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Mi restano le lagrime
06:41
14.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Sin per le vie del sole
00:35
15.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Gia vicino el momento
01:22
16.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Barbara! Io ben lo so
02:51
17.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Le lusinghe, glinganni non udir piu
00:37
18.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Non e amor
04:22
19.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Prendi, e vivi
00:18
20.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Ah, mio Ruggier, che tenti
00:14
21.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Misera, ah, no
00:06
22.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Ah, che tardi
00:21
23.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Dall'orror di notte cieca
01:50
24.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Entree
01:27
25.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Tamburino
00:34
26.
Alcina, HWV 34 - Act III - Dopo tante amare
00:35

Total time: 00:52:27

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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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