Arias for the Emperor Maria Ladurner & Biber Consort

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Label: Pan Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Maria Ladurner & Biber Consort

Composer: Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)

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  • Johann Joseph Fux (1660 - 1741):
  • 1Fux: Giunone placata, K. 316 (Excerpts): Sinfonia04:45
  • 2Fux: Dafne in Lauro, K. 308 (Excerpts): Recitativo. Se dunque alla virtute00:34
  • 3Fux: Dafne in Lauro, K. 308 (Excerpts): Aria. Il voler vincer amore04:55
  • 4Fux: Giunone placata, K. 316 (Excerpts): Aria. Io non potea soffrir08:02
  • 5Fux: La desposizione dalla croce di Gesù Cristo Salvator nostro, K. 300 (Excerpts): Recitativo. Caro maestro01:43
  • 6Fux: La desposizione dalla croce di Gesù Cristo Salvator nostro, K. 300 (Excerpts): Aria. Caro mio Dio10:09
  • 7Fux: Il Fonte della salute, aperto dalla grazia nel calvario, K. 293: Aria. Vedi, che il redentor05:55
  • 8Fux: Julo Asciano, K. 304: Aria. Sì, vendetta io voglio far03:03
  • 9Fux: La decima fatica d'ercole, K. 307: Aria. Qual' il sol in prato08:54
  • 10Fux: Orfeo ed Euridice, K. 309: Aria. Rondinella, che tal volta03:50
  • 11Fux: Il testamento di nostro Signor Gesù Cristo sul Calvario, K. 299: Aria. Si tempra il mio martir09:22
  • Total Runtime01:01:12

Info for Arias for the Emperor

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741), composer and Kapellmeister at the Viennese Imperial Court, is primarily known for his church and instrumental works. It has been almost completely forgotten that during his lifetime he was also a highly regarded composer for the stage; his operas and oratorios undeservedly relegated to the shadows. This present recording with the young Austrian soprano Maria Ladurner is therefore more than welcome, giving a somewhat deeper insight into the composer's stage works. It includes a total of nine arias for soprano, some with their accompanying recitatives, taken from operas and oratorios written between 1708 and 1728, a time when music at the Viennese Imperial Court was at it's absolute peak. The focus on soprano arias also intends to draw attention to the singers employed at the Viennese Imperial Court - Maria Landini-Conti, Regina Schoonians, Kunigunda Sutter, Faustina Bordoni and Ursula Theresia Holzhauser, some of the outstanding artists of their time.

Maria Ladurner, soprano
Biber Consort

Maria Ladurner
In the season 2020/2021 Maria Ladurner will be performing as Idaspe in Vivaldis Il Bajazet at Staatstheater Nürnberg under the baton of Wolfgang Katschner. Furthermore you can find concerts with Michi Gaigg, Gunar Letzbor and Jordi Savall at Konzerthaus Wien, Brucknerhaus Linz and at renown festivals as Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Styriarte and Donaufestwochen im Strudengau in her agenda. Marias first Solo-CD “Primadonnen des Kaisers” will be released in spring 2021 at the label PanClassics.

The versatile young soprano gave her debut performance at the age of 19 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at Teatro Sociale in Trento and at Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Her roles as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Gabrielle (La vie parisienne), Pastore (Tosca) took her to Bonn opera house, Theater Aachen, Theater an der Rott, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Operettensommer Kufstein and Neue Oper Wien.

Maria Ladurner particularly enjoys the field of Early Music. She has given concerts with renowned ensembles such as Ars Antiqua Austria, Ensemble 1700, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Salzburger Hofmusik. In 2019 she was part of Giovanni Bononcinis Polifemo in the role of Venere under the baton of Dorothee Oberlinger at Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci and at Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth. In this production she also gained her first experiences in historical acting under the direction of Margit Legler. Furthermore she performed at Donaufestwochen im Strudengau and Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Maria Ladurner has been involved in four CD recordings with the St. Blasius academy orchestra and the lable „musikmuseum“ by Tiroler Landesmuseum and will soon be heared in a recording of Michale Haydns “Die Ährenleserin” with Salzburger Hofmusik under the baton of Wolfgang Brunner.

At the J.I.F. Biber Competition 2019 she won the J.I.F. Biber-Price and the special price of Fiori musicali and Note1 GmbH. With the Ensemble Mozaïque she won the First Price and the Audience Price of the Competition Musikakademie Rheinsberg. Mozaïque can therefor call itself Rheinsberger Hofkapelle 2020.

Maria Ladurner attended a pre-college Voice course at Mozarteum Salzburg taught by Barbara Bonney before she began studying at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts. She graduated from KS Edith Lienbacher’s class receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. Maria Ladurner currently studies Baroque Vocal at Mozarteum Salzburg where she is taught by Andreas Scholl.

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