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Witches, Queens & Heroines
Georg Friedrich Händel

Margriet Buchberger & Il Giratempo

Witches, Queens & Heroines

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Format: CD
Label: Perfect Noise
UPC: 0719279933796
Catnr: PN 2004
Release date: 07 August 2020
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Label
Perfect Noise
UPC
0719279933796
Catalogue number
PN 2004
Release date
07 August 2020

"Beautifully maintained edition with Buchberger portrayed in various roles."

Mania, 11-9-2020
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Witches , Queens & Heroines

Cleopatra, Adelaide, Alcina, Laodice, Medea, Atalanta, Melissa & Morgana:

Audacious fighters, indomitable queens, and evil witches: On their debut CD, soprano Margriet Buchberger and the musicians of Il Giratempo put Handel’s strongest and most mesmerizing women centre stage - where they rightfully belong. The „wild“ women in Georg Friedrich Handel’s operas are truly queens of their own destiny.

They rule over empires, fight in bloody battles, are courageous hunters and passionate lovers. Their adventures are gems in a sea of female characters bound to tradition and cliché.“Good girls” may go to heaven, but in baroque opera they do so either as victims or trophies.

At best they come into their own when they sacrifice themselves virtuously to the mercy of fate and/or the men surrounding them. We have searched for strong, self-determined women – and found fascinating, modern characters, brought to life through beautiful music.

Artist(s)

Margriet Buchberger (soprano)

Margriet Buchberger is an internationally performing Soprano. From Early to Contemporary Music: With her broad repertory, she has made the concert venues of Europe her home. She was engaged for Stagione Concertistica / Arena die Verona, Concergebouw Amsterdam, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Händelfestspiele Halle, Recitals at Teatro La Fenice, concerts with 'Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala' and 'La Cetra' under the direction of M° Andrea Marcon. Margriet Buchberger studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milano with Prof. M. Hayward and finished her musical training in Würzburg. After receiving her degree in vocal performance from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, she subsequently studied Repertory with Cheryl Studer, Krisztina Laki, and Edita Gruberova. She was a recipient of the „Cubec Scholarship for Young Singers“ founded by Mirella Freni...
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Margriet Buchberger is an internationally performing Soprano. From Early to Contemporary Music: With her broad repertory, she has made the concert venues of Europe her home. She was engaged for Stagione Concertistica / Arena die Verona, Concergebouw Amsterdam, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Händelfestspiele Halle, Recitals at Teatro La Fenice, concerts with "Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala" and "La Cetra" under the direction of M° Andrea Marcon.
Margriet Buchberger studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milano with Prof. M. Hayward and finished her musical training in Würzburg.

After receiving her degree in vocal performance from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, she subsequently studied Repertory with Cheryl Studer, Krisztina Laki, and Edita Gruberova.

She was a recipient of the „Cubec Scholarship for Young Singers“ founded by Mirella Freni as well as being a scholarship holder of the International Association of Wagner Societies.

From Early to Contemporary Music: With her broad repertory, Margriet Buchberger has made the stages and concert venues of Europe her home. The soprano is a regular guest at Associazione Mozart Italia and the Mozartwochen hosted by Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

She sings at international festivals such as the Schubertiade in Dänemark/Roskilde, Händel- Festspiele Halle, Internationale Mai-Festspiele in the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Mittelrhein Musikfestival in Germany and the Stagione Sinfonica Concertistica of the Arena di Verona.

Margriet performed in Turku and Helsinki with the ensemble “Musicians of the King‘s Road” and sang a concert dedicated to W.A. Mozart at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. She collaborated with Italian conductor and pianist Leone Magiera for solo recitals at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

In 2019/2020, she will sing in a series of concerts with Ensemble La Cetra & the Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of M° Andrea Marcon, which will take her to festivals and venues such as the Mozartwoche Salzburg, Theater Basel and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

With the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala under M° Andrea Marcon she will perform in a sacred programme at San Fedele church in Milan, Italy.


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Il Giratempo

Il Giratempo, “The Time Turner”, do not plan to carry you back through the centuries. Theyoung ensemble have set themselves a different task: Using the treasure discovered on their musical expeditions into the past, they fully intend to stir up the here and now.The lutenist Vanessa Heinisch founded Il Giratempo in 2017 in order to be able to realizeher dreams with her favorite players. The ensemble combines historical performance prac-tice with innovative programme ideas and concepts:In “17th Century Jazz” projects, mezzo-soprano Laila Salome Fischer and jazz saxo-phonist Magnus Mehl merge their musical worlds into a time-travelling sound spectacle,accompanied and inspired by a baroque basso continuo group.“Il Giratempo Strings”, on the other hand, explores the baroque orchestral repertoire - and here...
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Il Giratempo, “The Time Turner”, do not plan to carry you back through the centuries. Theyoung ensemble have set themselves a different task: Using the treasure discovered on their musical expeditions into the past, they fully intend to stir up the here and now.The lutenist Vanessa Heinisch founded Il Giratempo in 2017 in order to be able to realizeher dreams with her favorite players. The ensemble combines historical performance prac-tice with innovative programme ideas and concepts:In “17th Century Jazz” projects, mezzo-soprano Laila Salome Fischer and jazz saxo-phonist Magnus Mehl merge their musical worlds into a time-travelling sound spectacle,accompanied and inspired by a baroque basso continuo group.“Il Giratempo Strings”, on the other hand, explores the baroque orchestral repertoire - and here too, musically and programmatically, bridge the gap to modern times. Musiciansfrom renowned european baroque ensembles and orchestras come together to make their“dream projects with favorite colleagues” come true.

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Composer(s)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Georg Frideric Handel was a composer from the Baroque period. Handel wrote primarily music-dramatic works: 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, which comes to a total amount of almost 2000 arias! Furthermore, he composed English, Italian and Latin sacred music, serenades and odes. Among his instrumental music are several organ concertos, concerti grossi, overtures, oboe sonatas and violinsonates, along with many solo works for harpsichord and organ.  Together with Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born in the same year (1685), Handel is viewed as one of the greatest composers of his time. He was extremely prolific and wrote in total more than 610 works, many of which are still performed today.  Compared to his contemporaries Bach, Telemann...
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Georg Frideric Handel was a composer from the Baroque period. Handel wrote primarily music-dramatic works: 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, which comes to a total amount of almost 2000 arias! Furthermore, he composed English, Italian and Latin sacred music, serenades and odes. Among his instrumental music are several organ concertos, concerti grossi, overtures, oboe sonatas and violinsonates, along with many solo works for harpsichord and organ.

Together with Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born in the same year (1685), Handel is viewed as one of the greatest composers of his time. He was extremely prolific and wrote in total more than 610 works, many of which are still performed today.

Compared to his contemporaries Bach, Telemann and Scarlatti, Handel was by far the most cosmopolitan. When Handel was a child, his father, who was a surgeon at the court of Saxe-Weissenfels, imagined a juridical career for him. But his musical talents did not go unnoticed at the court, which forced the father to let him study music. In Hamburg, Handel befriended Mattheson. Together they visited Buxtehude, the greatest organ player of his time, in 1703 (two years before Bach did). At that time, Handel was already an excellent musician, but it wasn't until his stay in Italy - the land of opera - that his talents and skills truly started to flourish. Back in Germany, he received a position at the court of Hannover, where the noblemen had a connection to the British throne. Thanks to these connections, Handel decided to move to London, after which a puzzling history of intrigues and political games started. For example, it is unclear what the exact political message of his famous Water Music is, which was composed for a boat ride on the river Thames by King George. Initially, Handel focused on Italian opera during his stay in London, but from the 1730s onwards he started composing English spoken oratorios, with the celebrated Messiah at its peak.


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Press

Beautifully maintained edition with Buchberger portrayed in various roles.
Mania, 11-9-2020

This debut CD by Margriet Buchberger, a soprano with an extraordinary voice, who united Handel's strongest female characters on one CD. The CD contains beautiful arias, sung with a unique naturalness, sensuality and clarity. Not to be missed!
Stretto, 11-8-2020

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