music to start the weekend

this has been at the corner of my eyes for “years”, but somehow i have completely overlooked… her sculpting of the orchestra, *wow* , her superlative phrasing, double *wow*! this alone has my head FILLED with images of Alcina slowly collapsing onto the floor (Wien-induced)..

I wish she would consider singing this role! like transposing the whole music down, why not! and may be we can have a… humm, do we want to swap out our mezzos? no! OK, we stay with a mezzo-Ruggiero, a Contralto Alcina, a soprano Morgana, and another contralto Brandamante, ❤

(there's still that role Polinesso that we also would like to see her in..)

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music for wednesday


(please also note the conductor and the band!! (Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre!) )

music to start wednesday

(jeah jeah, i know, am a creature of habit.. love the swing very much. per usual, please excuse the religious content.)

music to bridge Wed-Thur

clip from a channel called “Barock’n roll”, very appropriate! I have been quite curious for a while where this aria fits in, especially because E.Haïm seems to cut it in all her versions… here it is, along with the growling (in low notes) and finger pointing! Bonus: Mezzo in glasses and lots of female players in the orchestra.


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Händel Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno; Disinganno’s aria (translation text also thanks to the poster).

Chi già fu del biondo crine
consigliero, al suol cadrà.

Soffra pur le sue ruine,
se sovente egli compose
con i gigli e con le rose
tanti inganni alla beltà

He who was once the counsellor of
blond tresses shall fall to the ground.

Let him indeed suffer ruin,
since so often he devised,
with lilies and roses,
so many deceits for beauty.

music for late night thursday

(i think we had an idea once, that she’d conduct her own Ariodante show with her orchestra, and sing Polinesso at the same time! She can tour it, with all our fav Ariodantes! and on occasions she can also swap out with Prina for Polinesso! jeah!)

(and we also have candidates for Ginevra and Dalinda!)

Romina Basso radio alert

look at the cast!! and conductor!

Live radio streaming on Sveriges Radio P2
Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Sandrine Piau, sopran
Inga Kalna, sopran
Romina Basso, kontraalt
Michael Spyres, tenor
Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Emmanuelle Haïm, dirigent
Live concert: 12 Januari 2018 Berwaldhallen

When: Friday 12/Jan/2018, at 7.00pm Central Eastern time, 1.00pm Eastern time, 10.00am Pacific time.
Link: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1009207?programid=4427

(also annoyingly i’ll have a telecon right in the middle of this, *(&$#%#, but i’ll keep the capturing running again. i guess the time to avoid telecon is afternoon..)

Nathalie Stutzmann video stream alert

yaaaaaaay, Nathalie Stutzmann conducted Händel Messiah last night (16/Dec/2017) in Götenborg (with K.Hammarström singing the mezzo part) and it was broadcast live in cinema across entire Sweden! (they really do it right with the broadcast, her Messiah is really something, now i can’t unhear it (the dynamics, am still so sad there was no radio broadcast of it back in 2014 in Paris or in DC in 2015), especially when now listening to other conductors… In any case it is now available for ONE WEEK beginning today here!

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relatedly, she also conducted the same piece 2 weeks ago in Oslo, and there will also be a radio broadcast of that on 23/Dec/2017 at 1700GMT here.