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Karina Gauvin: Nuits blanches - Airs d'opera a la cour de Russie au XVIII siecle

By Karina Gauvin

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By Karina Gauvin and Pacific Baroque Orchestra. By Domenico Dall'Oglio, Maxim Sozontovich Berezovsky, Yevstegniy Ipatievich Fomin, Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787), and Dmitri Stepanovich Bortniansky (1752-1825). Classical, Opera. Classical. CD. ATMA Classique #ACD2 2791. Published by ATMA Classique (NX.ACD2-2791).

Item Number: NX.ACD2-2791

Conducted by Alexander Weimann.

Nuits blanches (White Nights) is a much-anticipated new recording by soprano Karina Gauvin, who stylishly animates the opera heroines of the 18th century Russian court. Musical life during the reign of Tsar Peter the Great was a rich blend of diverse styles and influences originating from all over Europe. The Tsar was known for his love of music, a tradition that was carried on by his successors, the Empresses Anne, Elizabeth, and Catherine II, who cultivated cosmopolitan tastes for all kinds of music, including opera. Karina Gauvin sings arias from rarely heard operas by Russian composers such as Dmitri Stepanovich Bortniansky (Alcide) and Maxim Sozontovich Berezovsky (Demofoonte), and German composer Christoph Willibald Gluck (Armide).

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