There are many new countertenor albums out this year. Some albums are already out, and some will be released in the coming months. For lovers of the countertenor voice every one of these albums are worth mentioning.
However, one countertenor release of 2013 simply demands special attention: Rivals, the debut solo album by the Australian countertenor David Hansen.
Arias sung by Farinelli and his contemporaries have been recorded before, but what is great with this album is that eight of the nine arias are world première recordings. Alessandro de Marchi conducts Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra.
Listen to samples from all album tracks, and watch the videos below. The first video is about the album and the last two is about two of the arias on the album.
What a promising debut! Surely this must be the countertenor CD of the year!
This post was originally published 16-08-2013. Last revision 16-08-2013.