'As steals the morn' scenes and arias for tenor [with FREE Harmonia Mundi catalogue]

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'As steals the morn' scenes and arias for tenor [with FREE Harmonia Mundi catalogue]
Mark Padmore (tenor) / The English Concert, Andrew Manze (with Lucy Crowe, sop)

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Release Date: Thursday 15 January 2015

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Now reissued with FREE Harmonia Mundi catalogue

BBC Music Magazine Award Winner 2008 (Best Vocal Recording)

'Handel was one of the first Baroque composers to invest his talents heavily in the tenor voice, and here this unique English legacy is powerfully recalled. Through his shading, dynamic range and commitment to the text, Padmore seduces the listener. The band's crisp and intelligent playing inspire the tenor, whose powerful rhetoric unleashes the vigour of this repertory.' (BBC)

"A thoughtful original and sympathetic insight into Handel. This represents a quantum leap forward for Mark Padmore, who now seems to be firmly in the line of Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and John Mark Ainsley among leading English lyric tenors. Like those colleagues, the voice is not A dramatic collection of solo arias and scenes for tenor drawn for oratorio and opera - some of HANDEL's most lovely music, brilliantly performed by Mark Padmore and The English Concert, led by Andrew Manze. The concluding duet As steals the morn with soprano Lucy only beautiful (gorgeous, honeyed tones) but pliable. He can achieve the most amazing effects, but never shows off. A heartfelt disc."
(Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine May 2007)

"This is one of the most alluring recitals of its kind that has come my way for a very long time"
BBC Music Magazine, May 2007, *****/*****

Tracks:

Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove (Alceste, Act IV)
Where'er you walk (from Semele)
Urne voi (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Part I)
Forte e lieto (Tamerlano, Act I, 1)
Oh per me lieto, avventuroso giorno! (Tamerlano, Act III, 10)
Figlia mia (Samson, Act I)
Tu, spietato ((Samson, Act I)
Total eclipse (Samson)
Did love constrain thee? (Samson, Act II, 2)
Your charms to ruin led the way
Let but that spirit …(Samson,Act III, 1)
Then shall I make …;
Thus when the sun from's watry bed (Samson)
Fatto inferno …
Pastorello d'un povero armento
Esther: Tune your harps to cheerful strains
Heav'n smiles once more … (Jephtha, Act II, 2)
His mighty arm (Jephtha, Act III, 1)
Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies
As steals the morn, L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato