Warner Classics/Erato







Baráth Emőke 2018-ban exkluzív lemezszerződést írt alá a Warner Classics lemezkiadóval. E szerződés keretében 2019. januárban a kiadónál megjelent Erato label alatt a művésznő önálló lemezfelvétele:



Barbara Strozzi, valamint Biagio Marini, Pietro Francesco Cavalli, Antonio Cesti és Tarquinio Merula áriák

BARÁTH EMŐKE – szoprán

Il Pomo d’Oro zenekar

vezényel: Francesco Corti


Erato CD    0190295632212




Barbara Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula

Voglio Cantar


Emőke Baráth

Il Pomo d'Oro, Francesco Corti


Release Date: 18 January 2019


Digipack: 0190295632212 - SD: 0190295632205

MfIt: 0190295632199 - HD: 0190295632182


Voglio cantar – ‘I want to sing’ – is the title of Emőke Baráth’s first solo album for Erato. The young Hungarian soprano became an exclusive artist for the label in Spring 2018, having already made an impression with her appearances on three Erato recordings: Handel’s Partenope, conducted by Riccardo Minasi – Gramophone judged her “exquisite and persuasive” – and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and the ‘concept album’ La Storia di Orfeo, both with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and conductor Diego Fasolis.

Emőke Baráth’s repertoire extends over several centuries, covering Mozart, Mahler and Messiaen, but she has built a special reputation in Baroque music. Italian composers of the 17th century provide the programme for Voglio cantar. Its particular focus is on one of the first female composers to publish music under her own name and to make a considerable reputation: Barbara Strozzi, whose 400th anniversary falls in 2019 – she was born in Venice in 1619 and died in Padua in 1677.

The album presents a number of her vocal works, set in the context of both vocal and instrumental music by male composers of her time: Francesco Cavalli, who was her teacher; Antonio Cesti; Biagio Marini and Tarquinio Merula. Baráth is accompanied by Il Pomo d’Oro, conducted by Francesco Corti, making his Erato debut, who joined her in devising the programme. The album was recorded in the exquisite city of Lonigo, about 90 kilometres from Venice.

“Barbara Strozzi was a very prolific composer of both religious and secular works,” explains Emőke Baráth, but many of her works have been lost over the centuries.” Her music is harmonically adventurous and deeply expressive, and Baráth – who relishes the often high-lying vocal line – sings it with compelling rhythmic and rhetorical freedom while respecting the conventions of the 17th century. “Strozzi is improvisational, intuitive, even rhapsodic,” she says. “Her style is less strict than Cavalli’s, though she learned her craft from him. She was clearly a passionate woman with a strong dramatic sense, and she had a particularly close and sensitive contact with the texts she chose.” Some of the poems are by her father, Giulio Strozzi; a renowned poet and librettist, he was an influential figure in Venice’s intellectual and artistic life and encouraged Barbara’s talent. She gained renown as a singer, was an eloquent player of the lute and penned some of her own lyrics.

As it happens, Giulio adopted Barbara, who was born as his illegitimate daughter. Her mother was Isabella Garzoni, a faithful servant in Giulio’s household. Barbara went on to bring up her own children as an independent single woman. There is some talk of her being a courtesan, but it seems there is no firm evidence for this.

“She must have been quite a revolutionary personality,” comments Emőke Baráth. “She was a lucky person is many ways – to be so talented and to be born in a period of innovation, in the right place at the right time, and to have the support of her father. I think of her as the musical equivalent of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi [born in Naples in 1593]. 30 or 50 years earlier it would have been difficult for a woman to become a composer at all.”



Tracklist - Voglio Cantar


1.     Barbara Strozzi Arie a voce sola opus 8 nb 6 : Che si puň fare

2.     Barbara Strozzi Diporti di Euterpe opus 7 : Mi fa rider la Speranza

3.     Barbara Strozzi Diporti di Euterpe opus 7 :  Lamento (Lagrime mie)

4.     Biagio Marini Affetti Musicali opus 1 nb 1 : Sinfonia Grave La Zorzi

5.     (Pietro Marc') Antonio Cesti Cantata  Speranza Ingannatrice

6.     Tarquinio Merula Canzoni i overo Sonate concertate per chiesa e camera libro 3, opus 12 : Ballo detto Eccardo 

7.     Barbara Strozzi Cantate, ariette e duetti, opus 2 : Il Lamento [Sul Rodano severo]

8.     Pietro Francesco Cavalli Opera Statira, principessa di Persia : Sinfonia

9.     Pietro Francesco Cavalli Opera Statira, principessa di Persia : Act I, scene 2 : Alba, ch’imperli i fiori Amor, che mascherasti (Ermosilla / Usimano)

10.  Pietro Francesco Cavalli Musiche Sacre, 1656 : Canzon a 3

11.  Pietro Francesco Cavalli Opera Statira, principessa di Persia : Act II, scene 3: Cresce il foco, avvampa il core  (Floralba)

12.  Pietro Francesco Cavalli Opera Statira, principessa di Persia : Act 2, scene 9 : Vanne intrepido   (Statira)

13.  Barbara Strozzi Ariette a voce sola opus 6 : Amante loquace [Chi brama in amore]

14.  Biagio Marini Libro III, opus 22 nb 21 per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate, da chiesa, e da camera : Sonata sopra Fuggi dolente Core

15.  Barbara Strozzi Arie a voce sola opus 8 : L’Astratto [Voglio , vocantarI (beg. At : voglio si vo cantar)

16.  Barbara Strozzi Arie a voce sola opus 8 : L’Astratto [Voglio , vocantarII (beg. At : Misero, i guai m’han da me stesso astratto)

Emőke Baráth, soprano

Il Pomo d'Oro

Francesco Corti, conductor


Concerts with album repertoire: 5 Jan: Budapest, Franz Liszt Academy - 19 Jan: Metz, Arsenal - 1 Feb : Paris, Salle Gaveau - 2 Feb : Lyon, Chapelle de la Trinité - 19 Apr : Versailles, Chapelle Royale



Baráth Emőke közreműködésével korábban megjelent Warner-kiadványok:


Gluck: Orfeusz

Philippe Jaroussky, Amanda Forsythe, Baráth Emőke

Erato CD  megjelent: 2018


La storia di Orfeo – Monteverdi, Rossi, Sartorio

Philippe Jaroussky, Baráth Emőke

Erato CD   megjelent: 2017


Händel: Partenope

Karina Gauvin, Philippe Jaroussky, Baráth Emőke

Erato  3 CD   megjelent: 2015



Baráth Emőke 2019. január 5-én Tiszta barokk címmel áriaestet ad a Zeneakadémián. A koncert műsora szinte teljesen azonos az új CD albuméval, így az esemény egyben lemezbemutatónak is tekinthető. Közreműködik az Il Pomo d’Oro zenekar, vezényel: Francesco Corti.


Baráth Emőke 2019. január 25-én és 26-án a BMC-ben lép fel. Az Óbudai Danubia Zenekar közreműködésével Händel-áriákat énekel a zenekar Händel koncertsorozata keretében. A műsoron részletek és áriák hallhatók az Almira, Agrippina, Rinaldo, Alcina, Saul, Messiás, Solomon, Theodora, Jephta című művekből, vezényel: Hámori Máté


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