Artaxerxes

Artaxerxes

Artaxerxes
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 358
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Booklet available for download
  • Overture (Poco piu che andante – Larghetto – Gavotta)
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Overture (Poco piu che andante – Larghetto – Gavotta)

    05:13
    $4.80
  • Recitative: Still silence reigns around
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Still silence reigns around

    00:29
    $2.40
  • No.1, Duettino: Fair Aurora, prithee stay
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.1, Duettino: Fair Aurora, prithee stay

    02:16
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Alas, thou know’st that for my love to thee
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Alas, thou know’st that for my love to thee

    01:13
    $2.40
  • No.2, Air: Adieu, thou lovely youth
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.2, Air: Adieu, thou lovely youth

    03:21
    $2.40
  • Recitative: O cruel parting! How can I survive?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: O cruel parting! How can I survive?

    00:57
    $2.40
  • No.3, Air: Amid a thousand racking woes
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.3, Air: Amid a thousand racking woes

    04:38
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Be firm, my heart
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Be firm, my heart

    01:26
    $2.40
  • No.4, Air: Behold, on Lethe’s dismal strand
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.4, Air: Behold, on Lethe’s dismal strand

    03:36
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Stay, Artaxerxes, stay
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Stay, Artaxerxes, stay

    00:29
    $2.40
  • No.5, Air: Fair Semira, lovely maid
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.5, Air: Fair Semira, lovely maid

    03:26
    $2.40
  • Recitative: I fear some dread disaster...
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: I fear some dread disaster...

    01:29
    $2.40
  • No.6, Air: When real joy we miss
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.6, Air: When real joy we miss

    01:59
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Ye Gods, protectors of the Persian Empire
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Ye Gods, protectors of the Persian Empire

    00:36
    $2.40
  • No.7, Air: How hard is the fate
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.7, Air: How hard is the fate

    04:01
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Whither do I fly?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Whither do I fly?

    03:23
    $2.40
  • No.8, Air: Thy father! Away, I renounce the soft claim
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.8, Air: Thy father! Away, I renounce the soft claim

    01:23
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Ye cruel Gods, what crime have I committed
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Ye cruel Gods, what crime have I committed

    00:14
    $2.40
  • No.9, Air: Acquit thee of this foul offence
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.9, Air: Acquit thee of this foul offence

    01:27
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Appearance, I must own, is strong against me
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Appearance, I must own, is strong against me

    00:48
    $2.40
  • No.10, Air: O too lovely, too unkind
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.10, Air: O too lovely, too unkind

    04:24
    $2.40
  • Accompanied recitative: Dear and beloved shade
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Accompanied recitative: Dear and beloved shade

    00:48
    $2.40
  • No.11, Air: Fly, soft ideas, fly
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.11, Air: Fly, soft ideas, fly

    05:01
    $4.80
  • Recitative: Guards, speed ye to the tower
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Guards, speed ye to the tower

    00:37
    $2.40
  • No.12, Air: In infancy, our hopes and fears
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.12, Air: In infancy, our hopes and fears

    02:12
    $2.40
  • Recitative: So far my great resolve succeeds
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: So far my great resolve succeeds

    01:28
    $2.40
  • No.13, Air: Disdainful you fly me
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.13, Air: Disdainful you fly me

    02:46
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Why, my dear friend, so pensive, so inactive?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Why, my dear friend, so pensive, so inactive?

    02:05
    $2.40
  • No.14, Air: To sigh and complain
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.14, Air: To sigh and complain

    01:51
    $2.40
  • Recitative: How many links to dire misfortune’s chain
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: How many links to dire misfortune’s chain

    01:12
    $2.40
  • No.15, Air: If o’er the cruel tyrant love
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.15, Air: If o’er the cruel tyrant love

    03:00
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Which fatal evil shall I first oppose?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Which fatal evil shall I first oppose?

    00:31
    $2.40
  • No.16, Air: If the river’s swelling waves
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.16, Air: If the river’s swelling waves

    02:34
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Ye solid pillars of the Persian Empire
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Ye solid pillars of the Persian Empire

    05:00
    $4.80
  • No.17, Air: By that belov’d embrace
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.17, Air: By that belov’d embrace

    03:31
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Ah me, at poor Arbaces’ parting
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Ah me, at poor Arbaces’ parting

    00:46
    $2.40
  • No.18, Air: Monster, away
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.18, Air: Monster, away

    02:36
    $2.40
  • Recitative: See, lov’d Semira
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: See, lov’d Semira

    01:02
    $2.40
  • Accompanied recitative: At last my soul has room
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Accompanied recitative: At last my soul has room

    00:37
    $2.40
  • No.19, Air: Thou, like the glorious sun
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.19, Air: Thou, like the glorious sun

    04:58
    $2.40
  • No.20, Air: Why is death for ever late
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.20, Air: Why is death for ever late

    02:57
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Arbaces! Gracious Heav’n, what’s this I see?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Arbaces! Gracious Heav’n, what’s this I see?

    01:13
    $2.40
  • No.21, Air: Water parted from the sea
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.21, Air: Water parted from the sea

    02:19
    $2.40
  • Recitative: That face, secure in conscious innocence
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: That face, secure in conscious innocence

    00:25
    $2.40
  • No.22, Air: Though oft a cloud with envious shade
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.22, Air: Though oft a cloud with envious shade

    03:38
    $2.40
  • Recitative: My son, Arbaces... where art thou retir’d?
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: My son, Arbaces... where art thou retir’d?

    01:52
    $2.40
  • No.23, Air: O let the danger of a son
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.23, Air: O let the danger of a son

    02:15
    $2.40
  • Accompanied recitative: Ye adverse Gods!
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Accompanied recitative: Ye adverse Gods!

    00:41
    $2.40
  • No.24, Air: O, much lov’d son, if death
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.24, Air: O, much lov’d son, if death

    05:15
    $4.80
  • Recitative: Perhaps the King releas’d Arbaces
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Perhaps the King releas’d Arbaces

    01:34
    $2.40
  • No.25, Air: Let not rage, thy bosom firing
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.25, Air: Let not rage, thy bosom firing

    04:24
    $2.40
  • Recitative: What have I done? Alas, I vainly thought
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: What have I done? Alas, I vainly thought

    00:24
    $2.40
  • No.26, Air: ’Tis not true that in our grief
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.26, Air: ’Tis not true that in our grief

    04:08
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Nor here my searching eyes can find Mandane
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Nor here my searching eyes can find Mandane

    01:20
    $2.40
  • No.27, Duetto: For thee I live, my dearest
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.27, Duetto: For thee I live, my dearest

    03:37
    $2.40
  • Recitative: To you, my people, much belov’d
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: To you, my people, much belov’d

    02:20
    $2.40
  • No.28, Air: The soldier, tir’d of war’s alarms
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.28, Air: The soldier, tir’d of war’s alarms

    03:33
    $2.40
  • Recitative: Behold, my King, Arbaces at thy feet
    Composer(s) Thomas Arne
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    Recitative: Behold, my King, Arbaces at thy feet

    02:25
    $2.40
  • No.29, Finale: Live to us, to Empire live
    Composer(s) Duncan Druce
    Artist(s) Ian Page

    No.29, Finale: Live to us, to Empire live

    03:36
    $2.40

Total running time: 137 minutes.

Album information

The Classical Opera Company, directed by Ian Page, give a wonderful performance of Thomas Arne's Artaxerxes and features the exciting vocal talents of several world-class young artists.

Released to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Thomas Arne, the composer of Rule, Britannia!, The Classical Opera Company presents the first complete recording of Artaxerxes. The original scores for the opera were burned in a fire in Drury Lane Theatre  only the orchestral parts and the libretto, and some of the music survived. Noted musicologist Duncan Druce recreated the Finale and the company's director Ian Page the recitatives for this, the new performing edition, which was premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2009. The opera contains several well-known arias, including 'The soldier tir'd', made famous by the late Joan Sutherland.

The Classical Opera Company, which was founded by Ian Page in 1997, specializes in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries whilst performing with its own period-instrument orchestra. The Classical Opera Company has also established an outstanding track record for its work in discovering and developing world-class young artists. Listen to the soloists in Artaxerxes (Christopher Ainslie, Elizabeth Watts, Caitlin Hulcup, Andrew Staples, Rebecca Bottone and Daniel Norman) to hear why The Classical Opera Company is regarded as one of Britain's most exciting and highly regarded young arts organisations.