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Che Puro Ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera - Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin; Bejun Mehta (counter tenor); Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir (choir, chorus); René Jacobs (conductor)
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  1. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 2, Scene 3. Aria. Che puro ciel!
  2. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Coro. Vieni a' regni del riposo
  3. Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Act 1, Scene 2. Recitativo. Perché tacer degg'io?
  4. Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Aria. Cara, lontano ancora
  5. Antigona, opera: Act 3, Scene 5. Aria. Ah, se lo vedi piangere
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  1. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 2, Scene 3. Aria. Che puro ciel!
  2. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Coro. Vieni a' regni del riposo
  3. Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Act 1, Scene 2. Recitativo. Perché tacer degg'io?
  4. Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Aria. Cara, lontano ancora
  5. Antigona, opera: Act 3, Scene 5. Aria. Ah, se lo vedi piangere
  6. Il Trionfo Di Clelia, opera: Act 2, Scene 2. Aria. Dei di Roma, ah perdonate!
  7. Artaserse, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G1 (T. 217/3): Act 1, Scene 15. Recitativo accompagnato. No, che non ha la sorte
  8. Artaserse, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G1 (T. 217/3): Aria. Vo solcando un mar crudele
  9. Ifigenia in Tauride, opera: Act 2, Scene 4. Dormi Oreste!
  10. Ezio, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 15: Act 1, Scene 3. Aria. Pensa a serbarmi, o cara
  11. Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Act 1, Scene 5. Aria. Ah, di sì nobil alma
  12. Antigona, opera: Act 2, Scene 2. Aria. Ah, sì, da te dipende
  13. Ezio, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 15: Act 3, Scene 3. Aria. Se il fulmine sospendi
  14. Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a): Act 3, Scene 9. Recitativo accompagnato. Vadasi...
  15. Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a): Aria. Già dagli occhi il velo è tolto
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The contents of this album reflect the operatic music Mozart would have known as a teenager. One of the composers, Christoph Willibald Gluck, is known as a founder of the Classical style in opera; others, including Johann Adolf Hasse, Johann Christian Bach, and Tommaso Traetta, are known mostly to specialists, at least in the operatic field. Listeners who have heard the spectacular arias of the late Baroque popularized by Renée Fleming and others will find the pieces here less virtuosic but more dramatically satisfying, as ...

Che Puro Ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera 2013, Harmonia Mundi

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