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These ravishing, often ornately decorated solos, duets and trios on the subject of love reveal an intense engagement with text and sentiment that at times attains Monteverdian levels. Achten’s... More…

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Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten

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The real weight falls on the soprano role, which gathers dramatic pace as the piece moves forwards, alternating melodic passages with recitative. Something of an emotional climax is reached with... More…

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Cantate da Camera

Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten

As usual Scarlatti’s music flits between Handelian spaciousness and the more compact and direct expression of the late 17th century. Yet consistent to it is a strong lyrical gift and a song-writer’s... More…

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Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten

Haute-contre Reinoud Van Mechelen's top register is impressively sweet in Adones first monologue...and the incantation scene between the desperate sorceress and unhelpful Pluto in Act 4 is compelling... More…

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Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten

Les Scherzi Musicali impart sensuality to the substance of the music, and tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen adds to it a fitting (and necessary) brightness. More…

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Nicolas Achten (baritone, harp, keyboards)

Scherzi Musicali, Reinoud Van Mechelen

it is the domestic atmosphere in which many of [the works] would have become known then, rather than a memory of their original theatrical or court contexts. that this disc seeks to celebrate...these... More…

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