'Alleluia' is the sacred expression of pure joy. On this album Julia Lezhneva explores eighteenth-century solo motets, written for young, extraordinary voices - from dramatic Vivaldi and festive Handel through Mozart's much-adored Exsultate, jubilate to the world-premiere recording of Porpora's In caelo stelle clare. Each work culminates in an exultant 'Alleluia'.
The vocal sensation everyone’s talking about – Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva – makes her Decca solo debut with a celebratory disc of motets, partnered by one of the world’s leading early music ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, conducted by Giovanni Antonini.
1-4: In furore iustissimae irae
Georg Friedrich Handel
5-10: Saeviat tellus inter rigores
11-14: In Caelo Stele Clare
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
15-18: Exsultate, jubilate
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini 2013
Running Time: 60:46 mins