Salieri: Armida

Salieri: Armida

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette, Teresa Iervolino, Ashley Riches, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

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Tracklist

  • Armida: Sinfonia

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

    5:08

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 1: Sparso di pure brine (Coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    2:57

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 1: Ballo

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

    0:59

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 1: Gavotta

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

    1:39

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 1: Donzelle semplici (Coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    0:36

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 2: Ah difendete, amiche (Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino

    1:01

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 2: Ah fralla nera (Coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    0:34

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 2: In si crudel dubbiezza ah non perdiamo(Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino

    1:08

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 2: Sparso di pure brine (Coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    1:01

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Ecco l'onda insidiosa (Ubaldo, Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches, Teresa Iervolino

    2:24

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Vieni al fonte del contento (Coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    3:37

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Che periglioso assalto! (Ubaldo, Ismene, coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches, Teresa Iervolino, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    1:18

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Mostri i più crudi, e infesti (Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino

    0:16

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Qual è la man che scuote (Coro di Demoni)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    0:57

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Quanto fragili, e vane, immondi spirti (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    0:22

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Tornate al nero Abisso (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    0:24

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Qual Sibilo orrendo (Coro di Demoni)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    0:38

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Eterno Provveder, tu che guidasti (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    1:30

  • Armida, Atto primo Scena 3: Finta larva, d'Abisso frall' ombra (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    3:39

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 1: Qui'l regno è del contento (Armida, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette

    4:45

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 1: Armida, Rinaldo: Addio. Già m'abbandoni? (Armida, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette

    2:46

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 1: Tremo, bell'idol moi (Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten

    4:58

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: E non deggio seguirla? (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    1:13

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: Lungi da te, ben moi (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    1:48

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: Forse, chi sà? Verranno (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    0:42

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: Vieni à me sull'ali d'oro (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    5:33

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: Ballo

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

    1:37

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 2: Sinfonia

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

    0:47

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 3: Oh come in un momento (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    1:02

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 3: Così molle e ridente (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    1:47

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 3: Misero! chi mi scuote? (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    1:21

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 4: Soccorso, o Dei! (Armida, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette

    1:18

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 4: Questo arcano funesto (Rinaldo, Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette, Lenneke Ruiten

    2:20

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 4: Dilegua il tuo timore (Armida, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette

    4:30

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 4: Ora si ch'io mi perdo (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    1:13

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 5: Fermati, incauto (Ubaldo, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches, Florie Valiquette

    3:52

  • Armida, Atto Secondo Scena 5: Vedo l'abisso orrendo (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    4:12

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 1: Chi sorde vi rende (Coro, Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Lenneke Ruiten

    6:08

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 1: Misera! Il Ciel m'opprime (Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten

    0:28

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 2: Corri, Regina (Ismene, Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino, Lenneke Ruiten

    1:59

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 2: Ah mi tolga almen la vita (Armida, coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    2:28

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 3: Ove corre, infelice! (Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino

    0:36

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 3: Ah misera Regina (Coro, Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Teresa Iervolino

    1:09

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 3: Schernita, depressa (Ismene, coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    5:05

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 4: Siam quasi in salvo, eccoci al lido (Ubaldo, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches, Florie Valiquette

    4:12

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 4: Torna schiavo infelice (Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Ashley Riches

    2:51

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 4: Ah non lasciarmi no (Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette

    2:33

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 4: Misera! E' già vicina (Rinaldo, Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Florie Valiquette, Ashley Riches

    1:23

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 5: Fermati, aspetta (Armida, Ubaldo, Rinaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Ashley Riches, Florie Valiquette

    6:03

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 5: Strappami il cuor dal seno (Armida, Rinaldo, Ubaldo)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette, Ashley Riches

    7:30

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 6: Eccola sventurata (Ismene)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino

    0:14

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 6: Ah barbaro, ah senti (Coro delle donne)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    0:36

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 6: Infelice Regina! Ancor respira (Ismene, Armida)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Teresa Iervolino, Lenneke Ruiten

    2:49

  • Armida, Atto Terzo Scena 6: Io con voi la nera face (Armida, coro)

    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

    3:11

  • Total playing time

    2:05:35

Album review

“Excavations of the operas of Antonio Salieri have revealed many worthwhile works and have often helped reverse the image of the composer as the murderous hack portrayed in the line of dramatic works running from Pushkin (Mozart and Salieri) through to playwright Peter Shaffer and film director Milos Forman. Much more still awaits the adventurous director (did you know that Salieri wrote an opera set in the Caribbean and featuring an interracial marriage, with a text by the librettist of Beethoven's Fidelio?). The present work, composed in 1771 when Salieri was just 21 and here receiving its premiere on recordings, is ready for prime time, and it's a good deal more progressive than anything Mozart would write for some years. Salieri was a student of Gluck, and Armida, a hit at the time, follows in his footsteps with naturally unfolding action, melodic rather than spectacular arias, individual numbers switching from chorus to recitative to solo melody according to what is going on at the time, and an almost Beethovenian prelude. The chorus, in general, has a lot to do, not just chiming in ceremonially, and the recitatives, both secco (accompanied with a fortepiano, which may have been a stretch for 1771) and accompanied, carry the plot forward. The Romeo-and-Juliet story comes from a poem by Torquato Tasso depicting the titular Arab princess who is supposed to kill the Crusader Rinaldo but falls in love with him instead; operas were based on it by composers running from Monteverdi (whose version is unfortunately lost) to Dvořák and contemporary composer Judith Weir. In fact, Gluck had written his own Armide just four years earlier, and for the student to take on the master on his own turf was a gutsy move; its success indicates its high quality. Conductor Christophe Rousset bulks up his Les Talens Lyriques to 33 players, and the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, with 20 singers, is also just the right size. The cast is not overly prominent but is uniformly strong, led by fine, resolute arias from baritone Ashley Riches as the Crusader Ubaldo. Rinaldo is a soprano role sung by the fast-rising Florie Valiquette. The opera is interesting enough to inspire future productions and recordings, but Rousset's, lively and polished, will suffice for any listener getting to know Salieri.”

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    Released

    22 January 2021

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