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 Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music   

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Release Date:11/04/2016;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release. One of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, Joyce DiDonato reminds us with her album In War and Peace that music "soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit". Her selection of arias demonstrates how powerfully Baroque opera explores the extremes of human nature - from the tumult of Handel's 'Scenes of Horror, Scenes of Woe' to Purcell's descent into despair, 'Dido's Lament'. Joyce's longtime partners, the spirited Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, join her on this unique journey through sublime, challenging music through chaos transformed by the eternal search for serenity.;Track List:1. Jephtha HWV 70 Act 1: "Some Dire Event Hangs O'er Our Heads Scenes of Horror Scenes of Woe" (Storge);2. Andromaca Act 1: "Prendi Quel Ferro O Barbaro!" (Andromaca);3. Giulio Cesare HWV 17 Act 1: "Vani Sono I Lamenti... Svegliatevi Nel Core" (Sesto);4. The Indian Queen Z. 630 Act 3: "They Tell Us That You Mighty Powers Above" (Orazia);5. Giulio Cesare HWV 17 Act 1: "Figlio Non E Cara Speme" (Sesto);6. Agrippina HWV 6 Act 2: "Pensieri Voi Mi Tormentate" (Agrippina);7. Dido and Aeneas Z. 626 Act 3: "Thy Hand Belinda... When I Am Laid in Earth" (Dido);8. Rinaldo HWV 7 Act 2: "Lascia Ch'io Pianga" (Almirena);9. Bonduca or the British Heroine Z. 574: "Oh! Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom" (Bonvica);10. Rinaldo HWV 7 Act 1: "Augelletti Che Cantate" (Almirena);11. Attilio Regolo Act 2: "Sprezza Il Furor Del Vento" (Regolo);12. The Indian Queen Z. 630 Prologue: "Why Should Men Quarrel?" (Girl);13. Attilio Regolo Act 1: "Par Che Di Giubilo" (Attilia);14. Susanna HWV 66 Act 2: "Lead Me Oh Lead Me to Some Cool Retreat... Crystal Streams in Murmurs Flowing" (Susanna);15. Il Ritorno D'ulisse in Patria Act 5: "Illustratevi O Cieli" (Penelope);16. Giulio Cesare HWV 17 Act 3: "Da Tempeste Il Legno Infranto" (Cleopatra)

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