Nicolas Achten - Il Pianto d'Orfeo - The Birth of Opera (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 75:35 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover
This album retraces the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, comparing and contrasting different interpretations by major composers of the 16th century, including Monteverdi, Rossi and Caccini. Baritone, harpsichordist, lutenist, harpist and artistic director, Nicolas Achten is the rising figure in the world of early music. He is one of the few classical singers to accompany himself on various instruments, reviving this historical practice. Born in Brussels in 1985, he studied singing, lute, harpsichord and triple harp at the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and the Hague, and completed his training at various masterclasses, including the Académie baroque d’Ambronay and the Centre de la Voix de Royaumont.