Beauty of the Baroque



“Suffused with more personality and verve than five other Baroque recitals combined, Danielle de Niese’s Beauty of the Baroque comes as a revelation — not so much for its pyrotechnics, but rather for the way in which the soprano newly illumines familiar as well as less-known Baroque classics…de Niese is anything but a “one-voice” singer. For Bach’s beloved Sheep May Safely Graze, she opens the middle of her tone while covering the top, to produce a performance of heartfelt depth and grace. It is at moments like this — and there are many on this unfailingly lovely CD — that you realize that the all-singing, all-dancing beauty is a formidable artist.” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“A charming recital that shows this popular soprano at her best…she has plenty of vivacity and fresh-toned sweetness. Guardian Angels, from Handel’s ‘The Triumph of Time and Truth,’ is a highlight: a little known but beautiful aria, sung here with poise and allure.” – The Telegraph

“Soprano Danielle de Niese gives her boundless energy to this album of all-Baroque arias. Her warm sound and rich timbre are her hallmarks…simply gorgeous…She captures a perfect bouncing rhythm and accents, and one truly feels her emotion…It is like a pastoral breath of fresh air.” – AllMusic

“ Niese’s sheer joy in singing leaps off the CD and her emotional immediacy is hard to resist.” -Classic FM

“You really hear the personality behind the voice–the ‘Beauty of the Baroque’ is, without question, a real artist.” – International Record Review

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