LIGHT DIVINE: Baroque music for treble and ensemble


The prodigious Norwegian treble Aksel Rykkvin returns to disc on Signum with a new disc of Baroque works, accompanying the MIN Ensemble under trumpeter Mark Bennett and the ensemble director Lazar Miletic. Featuring both instrumental pieces and excerpts from operas and oratorios by Handel, Rameau, Albinoni and Rittler, this disc further documents Aksel’s unique talent as a performer and interpreter of Baroque music.

Rykvin’s polished technique and confident musical personality yield a lovely account of Télaire’s lament – Gramophone

Vocal maturity, superb tuning and breath control are quite outstanding – Cathedral Music Magazine

A thoroughly enjoyable collection and those that appreciate Baroque music will be thrilled by what is on offer Cross Rhythms

Light Divine further documents Aksel’s unique talent as a performer and interpreter of Baroque music. A must – Northern Echo

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The MIN Ensemble

Aksel Rykkvin treble

Mark Bennett trumpet & artistic director

Lazar Miletic ensemble director

RELEASE DATE: 09/03/2018


BARCODE: 635212052624

1. Concerto in F, HWV 331 Handel, arr. Mark Bennett

2. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal Source of Light Divine Handel

3. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op. 5, No. 5, HWV 399 : III. Passacaille Handel, arr. Mark Bennett

4. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76: V. “What Passion Cannot Music Raise” Handel

5. Alla caccia (Diane cacciatrice), HWV 79: La Marche – Recitative “Alla caccia, alla caccia” – Aria “Foriera la tromba” Handel, arr. Mark Bennett

6. La Statira, T.201, Act III Scene 8: “Vien con nuova Orribil guerra” Tomaso Albinoni

7. Ciaccona à 7 Philipp Jakob Rittler

8. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act III Scene 1: Ritournelle Rameau, arr. Mark Bennett

9. Les Boréades, RCT 31, Act IV Scene 4: Entrée d’Abaris Rameau

10. Castor et Pollux, RCT 32, Act II Scene 2: “Tristes apprêts” Rameau, arr. Mark Bennett / Stian Aareskjold

11. Zorastre, RCT 62, Act IV Scene 5: Ballet figure, Air Rameau, arr. Mark Bennett

12. Platée, RCT 53 Act I, Scene 6: Orage Rameau, arr. Mark Bennett / Stian Aareskjold

13. Nais, RCT 49, Act II, Scene 6: “Je ne sais quel ennui me presse” Rameau, arr. Stian Aareskjold

14. Les Indes Galantes, RCT 44, Act IV Scene 6: Chaconne Rameau, arr. Mark Bennett

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