Disc of the Month

Arias from 18th-Century Napoli Pergolesi, Porpora, Vinci, Hasse Simone Kermes (soprano), Le Musiche Nove/Claudio Osele ‘Kermes shows herself a fearless risk-taker of uncommon artistic range’

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November 2009
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‘Simone Kermes shows herself a fearless risk-taker of uncommon artistic range’ Max Loppert

Lava – Opera Arias from 18th-Century Napoli Arias by Pergolesi, Porpora, Vinci, Leo, Hasse
Simone Kermes (soprano), Le Musiche Nove/Claudio Osele Deutsche
Harmonia Mundi 88697541212 76:21 mins

For a full review of this disc, take a look at the November issue of BBC Music Magazine

Audio clip: Porpora: ‘Se non dovesse il piè’ from Flavio Anicio Olibrio – extract

Related links:
Chamber Choice November 2009
Choral & Song Choice November 2009
DVD Choice November 2009
Instrumental Choice 2009
Jazz Choice November 2009
Opera Choice November 2009
Orchestral Choice November 2009