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Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

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Release Date: Friday 24 January 2020

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After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three cantatas focusing on the myth of Ariadne, abandoned on the island of Naxos after helping Theseus kill the Cretan Minotaur by giving
him a ball of thread so that he could find his way back through the labyrinth. Alessandro Scarlatti's Ebra d'amor fuggia (1707) relates Ariadne's flight, 'drunk with love', alongside Theseus, for whom she expresses her tenderness in the magnificent aria 'Pur ti stringo'. The same year, the young Handel composed his cantata Ah crudel, nel pianto mio, this time with an anonymous abandoned lover as the subject. In 1789, Joseph Haydn also turned to Ariadne, in a cantata for which several orchestrations exist. The one recorded here is by Sigismund Neukomm, Haydn's pupil between 1797 and 1804. Three faces of disappointed love, brought to passionate life by the mezzo-soprano.


L'Arianna (Ebra d'amor fuggia), H.242:
I. Introduzione: Allegrissimo - Allegro &
II. Recitativo 'Ebra d'amor fuggia' - Alessandro Scarlatti
III. Aria 'Pur ti stringo o moi diletto' - Alessandro Scarlatti
IV. Recitativo 'Ribaciolla Teseo' - Alessandro Scarlatti

Aria 'Stringa si dolce nodo ardente amore' - Alessandro Scarlatti
Recitativo 'Ma poi che desta vide' - Alessandro Scarlatti
VII. [Aria] 'Ingoiatelo' - Alessandro Scarlatti
VIII. [Accompagnato] 'Ah che son conTeseao' - Alessandro Scarlatti
IX. [Aria] Struggiti, o core - Alessandro Scarlatti
X. Recitativo - Arioso] 'Si disse e tanto pianse' - Alessandro Scarlatti

Ah! crudel, nel pianto mio, HWV 78:
I. Sonata - George Frideric Handel
II. Aria 'Ah, crudel, nel pianto moi' - George Frideric Handel
III. Recitativo 'Non sdegnerai d'amar' - George Frideric Handel
IV. Aria 'Di quel bel che il ciel ti diede' - George Frideric Handel
V. Recitativo accompagnato 'Balena il cielo' - George Frideric Handel
VI. Aria 'Per trofei di mia costanza' - George Frideric Handel

Arianna a Naxos, Hob XXVIb:2:
I . Recitativo 'Tesea moi ben, ove sei?' - Franz Joseph Haydn
II. Aria 'Dove sei, moi bel tesoro' - Franz Joseph Haydn
III. Recitativo 'Ma, a chi parlo?' - Franz Joseph Haydn
IV. Aria 'Ah! che morir vorrei' - Franz Joseph Haydn