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Verdi: Aida

3CD
12 May 2017

Barcode: 0190295869120

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Other participants: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, László Polgár, Olga Borodina, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Vincenzo La Scola, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson, Kurt Streit, Dorothea Röschmann, Erwin Ortner, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Philharmoniker

Gloriously sumptuous, Aida is often termed Verdi’s grandest opera, but crucial for Nikolaus Harnoncourt was its essence as “a deeply profound work – subtle, transparent, at times almost like chamber music.” Reflecting his insights is a performance that never sacrifices lyricism and nuance to the epic drama, ritual pomp and mighty passions. Cristina Gallardo-Domâs and Vincenzo La Scola bring touching beauty and expressivity to Aida and Radamès, Thomas Hampson makes an Amonasro of consummate cunning, and Olga Borodina, proud, sensual and fiery, is the embodiment of Princess Amneris.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Verdi : Aïda : Prelude to Act 1  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
02 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Sì, corre voce che l'Etiope ardisca" [Ramfis]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
03 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Se quel guerrier io fossi!" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
04 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Celeste Aïda" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
05 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Quale insolita gioia" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
06 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Dessa!" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
07 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Alta cagion v'aduna" [Il Re]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
08 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Su! del Nilo al sacro lido" [Il Re]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
09 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Ritorna vincitor!" [Aida]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
10 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Possente, possente Fthà" [Sacerdotessa]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
11 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 Danza sacra delle sacerdotesse  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
12 Verdi : Aïda : Act 1 "Mortal, diletto ai numi" [Ramfis]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
Disc 2 
01 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
02 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 Danza degli schiavi mori  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
03 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Fu la sorte dell'armi a'tuoi funesta" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
04 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Ebben, qual nuovo fremito" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
05 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Su! del Nilo al sacro lido" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
06 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 Triumphal March  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 Ballabile  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
09 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Vieni, o guerriero vindice" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
10 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Salvator della patria, io ti saluto" [Il Re]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
11 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Che veggo!...Egli?...Mio padre!" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
12 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "Ma tu, Re, tu signore possente" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
13 Verdi : Aïda : Act 2 "O Re, pei sacri Numi" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
Disc 3 
01 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "O tu che sei d'Osiride" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
02 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Qui Radamès verrà! Che vorrà dirmi?" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
04 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Ciel! Mio padre!" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
05 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Rivedrò le foreste inbalsamate" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
06 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Radamès sa che qui attendi" [Amonasro]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
07 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Padre, a costoro schiava non sono" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
08 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aïda..." [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
09 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Nel fiero anelito" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
10 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
11 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Aïda!" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
12 Verdi : Aïda : Act 3 "Ma, dimmi" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
13 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia..." [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
14 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Io l'amo" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
15 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Già i sacerdoti adunansi" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
16 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Ah, tu dêi vivere" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
17 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Ohimè!...morir mi sento!" [Amneris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
18 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Spirto del nume" [Ramfis, Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
19 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Traditor!" [Ramfis, Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
20 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse" [Radamès]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
21 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Vedi? Di morte l'angelo" [Aïda]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 
22 Verdi : Aïda : Act 4 "Tutto è finito" [Aida]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wiener Philharmoniker 


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