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In War & Peace ()

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composed by Claudio Monteverdi, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, Leonardo Leo, Niccolò Jommelli

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has gained a strong following with novel, even fearless programs, flawlessly executed. The stimulus for In War & Peace was extramusical: DiDonato temporarily shelved a different project in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. The concept is ambitious: the booklet includes quotes about finding peace from figures as varied as Patrick Stewart, Riccardo Muti, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and an inmate at New York's Sing Sing prison. Does it directly connect with DiDonato's ...

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  1. Jephtha, oratorio, HWV 70: Some dire event hangs o'er our heads? Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
  2. Andromaca, opera: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
  3. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Vani sono i lamenti?Svegliatevi nel core
  4. The Indian Queen, semi-opera, Z. 630: They tell us that you mighty powers above
  5. Agrippina, opera, HWV 6: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
  6. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Thy hand, Belinda? When I am laid in earth
  7. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch?io pianga
  8. Bonduca, or, The British Heroine, incidental music, Z. 574: Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom
  9. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Augelletti che cantate
  10. Attilio Regolo, opera: Sprezza il furor del vento
  11. The Indian Queen, semi-opera, Z. 630: Why should men quarrel
  12. Attilio Regolo, opera: Par che di giubilo
  13. Susanna, oratorio, HWV 66: Lead me, oh lead me to some cool retreat? Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
  14. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, opera in 3 acts, SV 325: Illustratevi, o cieli
  15. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Da tempeste il legno infranto
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