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Magdalena Kozena – Ah mio cor (Händel-Arien)

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Erscheinungstermin: 17.8.2007

Another Diva prey to the seemingly irresistible temptation to sing Castrato-Arias out of her register. Fascinating recital with (perhaps a bit too) much impetus, dramatic coloraturas and annyoing respiration technique. Beyond this M. Kozena sparkles with all possibilites of carefully executed ornaments and subtle colours.

The Venice Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcón,is ways more convincing, although daring in the reading of Haendel’s scores. Soloist and orchestra work together at best probably in the first aria of the selection: Alcina’s Ah mio cor. The rest is at best what it probably was meant to be: peculiar, even very much so.

Written by huehueteotl

August 29, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Posted in HIV, Music

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  1. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you


    December 16, 2007 at 5:52 am

  2. agreement was not demanded where personal opinions are worded 🙂


    December 16, 2007 at 11:42 am

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