Aksel!

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Norwegian boy-soprano Aksel Rykkvin has quickly built a reputation as a rare talent, combining an intelligent musicality with a beautifully resonant treble voice. On his debut recording he is accompanied by The Orchestra of the Age on Enlightenment under Nigel Short (leader of award-winning chamber choir Tenebrae), in a selection of arias by Mozart, Handel and JS Bach. Many of the arias performed are considered too technically demanding for boy singers in the present day – in particular Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate which was composed for the castrato Venunzio Rauzzini, and several of Bach’s Cantatas which were written at a time when singers often maintained their treble voices until the ages of 16 or 17.

 

SKU: SIGCD435

What people are saying

"Freakishly good, with a musical assurance and richness of tone that are almost superhuman."

Financial Times, 2016

"Widely praised for his richness of tone and instinctive, innate musicality." BBC Music Magazine

"It’s a remarkable performance – pure, technically perfect and hauntingly beautiful." Classic FM

Aksel Rykkvin treble

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Nigel Short conductor

Release date:2nd Sep 2016
Order code:SIGCD435
Barcode: 635212043523

  1. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen – Johann Sebastian Bach – 4:14
  2. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: Mein gl?ubiges Herze – Johann Sebastian Bach – 3:44
  3. Joshua, HWV 64: Happy, oh thrice happy we – George Frideric Handel – 3:00
  4. Alcina, HWV 34: Chi m’insegna il caro padre? – George Frideric Handel – 3:11
  5. Alcina, HWV 34: Barbara! io ben lo so – George Frideric Handel – 3:01
  6. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch’io pianga – George Frideric Handel – 4:14
  7. St. John Passion, BWV 245: Ich folge Dir gleichfalls – Johann Sebastian Bach – 3:25
  8. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal Source of Light Divine – George Frideric Handel – 3:17
  9. Bist du bei mir, BWV 508 – Johann Sebastian Bach – 2:18
  10. Messiah, HWV 56: How beautiful are the feet of Him that bringeth glad tidings of salvation – George Frideric Handel – 2:13
  11. Messiah, HWV 56: Thou art gone up on high – George Frideric Handel – 2:58
  12. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim in burning row – George Frideric Handel – 5:11
  13. Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243: Quia Respexit – Johann Sebastian Bach – 2:44
  14. Der zufriedengestellte ?olus, Zerrei?et, zersprenget, zertr?mmert die Gruft, BWV 205: Angenehmer Zephyrus – Johann Sebastian Bach – 4:12
  15. Joshua, HWV 64: Oh! Had I Jubal’s lyre – George Frideric Handel – 2:44
  16. Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 2:46
  17. Marriage of Figaro, K. 492: Aria: Non so pi? cosa son, cosa faccio – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 2:39
  18. Exsultate jubilate, K. 165: Alleluia – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 2:28