Inferno e Paradiso

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Inferno e Paradiso
Simone Kermes (soprano), Amici Veneziani

[ Sony Classical / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 15 May 2020

Simone Kermes releases her latest album, which features arias by baroque composers that have long numbered among her favorites, including Handel, Hasse, and Caldara. The programme also hinges on the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Christian Virtues, and Kermes has once again opened up entirely new avenues to baroque song through special arrangements.

The album also includes pop and rock items by Lady Gaga ("Poker Face"), Udo Jürgens ("Aber bitte mit Sahne"), Sting ("Fields of Gold") and Led Zeppelin ("Stairway to Heaven"). These pieces have all been transformed into baroque hits by the Finnish composer-arranger Jarkko Riihimäki.


Vinci, Leonardo: In braccio a mille furie (from Semiramide Riconosciuta)

Bononcini, G B: M'incateni e se mi sciogli (from San Nicola di Bari)

Hasse, J A: Non ha più pace (from Cajo Fabricio)

Sting: Fields of gold

Albinoni: Dopo I nembi e le procelle (from Eraclea)

Jürgens: Aber bitte mit Sahne

Vivaldi: Gelido in ogni vena (from Il Farnace, RV711)

Jimmy Page: Stairway to Heaven

Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat: Poker Face

Bach, J S: Erbarme dich (from St Matthew Passion, BWV244)

Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo: Pompe inutili

Broschi, R: Qual guerriero in campo armato (from Idaspe)

Hasse, J A: Se tu non senti, oh Dio (from Cajo Fabricio)

Handel: Tu del ciel ministro eletto (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno)

Stairway to Heaven - Simone Kermes