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Aksel Rykkvin

Aksel! Arias by Bach, Handel & Mozart

  • Type CD
  • Label Signum Classics
  • UPC 0635212043523
  • Catalog number SIGCD 435
  • Release date 07 October 2016
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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 JS Bach, Handel and Mozart. 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.

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