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Mirrors

Mirrors

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With rich texture and bold femininity, Jeanine De Bique releases her debut album “Mirrors” on October 22, 2021 on Berlin Classics! Miss De Bique is accompanied by the renowned baroque orchestra Concerto Köln, with musical direction by Luca Quintavalle. The album focuses on baroque arias and includes three world premiere recordings. Arias of heroines such as Rodelinda, Alcina and Cleopatra, composed by George Friderich Handel and his contemporaries - Carl Heinrich Graun, Riccardo Broschi and Georg Philipp Telemann -  complete the program. The female protagonists are central to the album’s title and concept. “Mirrors” is the profound intimacy of Handel arias explored and juxtaposed with unknown arias of the same characters from the music of his contemporaries.

Yannis François, musicologist and concept creator for the album explains: “The listeners can experience different reflections of the same character as if they were looking at themselves through a broken mirror.” The arias tell of key moments in the psychological development of the protagonists, illuminate the diversity of the female experience and the relatable perspectives of their lives. The repertoire, adapts to the extraordinary temperament of Jeanine De Bique's voice, is designed to be rich in contrast and varied, allowing the versatile florescence of colors of her voice to stir and bloom. Mr. François remarks: “Not many sopranos can easily jump from Handel's Rodelinda to Weber’s Agathe to Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music! The possibilities of developing a program for her debut album were endless!"

REVIEWS:

A wonderfully made program that turns both its musicological mining and its high-powered performances to sheer pleasure.

-- Gramophone (Editor;s Choice, February 2022)

The voice itself really is of quite glorious quality, with a lustrous, slightly viscous liquidity that does not preclude extreme agility in bravura arias...make no mistake, this is a genuinely thrilling talent.

-- Opera (Disc of the Month, March 2022)

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 14, 2022


  • UPC: 885470020174


  • Catalog Number: 0302017BC


  • Label: Berlin Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Baroque


  • Composer: George Frideric Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Riccardo Broschi, Leonardo Vinci, Gennaro Manna, Carl Heinrich Graun


  • Conductor: Luca Quintavalle


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Köln


  • Performer: De Bique, Concerto Koln, Quintavalle



Works:


  1. Tra le procelle assorto (from Cleopatra e Cesare)

    Composer: Carl Heinrich Graun

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  2. Che sento? (from Giulio Cesare)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  3. Se pietà di me non senti (from Giulio Cesare)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  4. L'alma mia fra le tempeste (from Agrippina)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  5. Rimembranza crudel (from Germanicus)

    Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  6. Partenope, HWV 27: Overture

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  7. Ritorna, caro e dolce mio tesoro (from Rodelinda)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  8. Ritorna, caro e dolce mio tesoro (from Rodelinda)

    Composer: Carl Heinrich Graun

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  9. M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  10. Chi può dir che rea son io (from Achille in Sciro)

    Composer: Gennaro Manna

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  11. La Rosmira fedele (Partenope)

    Composer: Leonardo Vinci

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  12. Mi restano le lagrime (from Alcina)

    Composer: George Frideric Handel

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville


  13. Mi restano le lagrime (from L'isola d'Alcina)

    Composer: Riccardo Broschi

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

    Performer: Jeanine De Bique (soprano)

    Conductor: Luca Quintaville