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A Royal Trio ()

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composed by Attilio Ariosti, George Frederick Handel, Giovanni Bononcini

The "royal trio" referred to in the title of this Harmonia Mundi release is a trio of composers associated with London's Royal Academy of Music, an opera company formed by a group of aristocrats around 1719. The company shrewdly hired the newly arrived George Frideric Handel as its orchestra director; he in turn programed his own music and recruited some impressive singers, including the great Italian castrato Senesino. Given the impossibility of replicating the muscular sound of the castrati in a modern context, singers ...

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  1. Vespasiano, opera: Overture
  2. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, opera, HWV 16: Rompo i lacci
  3. Crispo, opera: Così stanco Pellegrino
  4. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, opera, HWV 22: Act 1. No. 9. Sinfonia
  5. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Va tacito
  6. Ottone, re di Germania, opera, HWV 15: Io son tradito
  7. Ottone, re di Germania, opera, HWV 15: Tanti affanni
  8. Griselda, opera: Per la gloria d'adoravi
  9. Cantata No. 5 'Il Naufragio' for contralto, flute, violin and basso continuo: Freme l'onda
  10. Caio Marzio Coriolano, opera: Spirate, o iniqui marmi
  11. Caio Marzio Coriolano, opera: Voi d'un figlio tanto misero
  12. Crispo, opera: Torrente che scende
  13. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, opera, HWV 22: Introduzione (Ballo di Larve)
  14. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, opera, HWV 22: Orride larve
  15. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, opera, HWV 22: Chiudetevi miei lumi
  16. Muzio Scevola, opera: Tigre piagata
  17. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, opera, HWV 22: Act 2. No. 1. Sinfonia
  18. Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Vivi, tiranno
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A Royal Trio
2014, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046759063

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