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new-classics.co.uk, November 2016

This unique recorded concert brings to life the musical world of late-eighteenth century Vienna, celebrating the divas of the time… The repertoire explores the broad range of musical forms and styles enjoyed by Viennese theatre audiences at the end of the eighteenth century, from the formal two-part rondó style aria to the witty and dance-like song style. Acclaimed soprano Patrice Michaels portrays each woman in turn and is joined by the baritone Peter Van De Graaff in two comic duets. Suitably spirited accompaniment is provided by the Classical Arts Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Alltop. Patrice Michaels sings with seemingly effortless passion and this wonderful album elegantly recreates an exquisite period in musical history. © 2016 new-classics.co.uk Read complete review





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