Spirits of the Air

Brian Asawa’s legendary and world famous countertenor is here paired with the radiant voice of mezzo-soprano Diana Tash in a delightful and never before imagined sonic blend, including Baroque harpsichord…

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Brian Asawa’s legendary and world famous countertenor is here paired with the radiant voice of mezzo-soprano Diana Tash in a delightful and never before imagined sonic blend, including Baroque harpsichord and cello. This CD explores a wide variety of songs, arias, and duets from Baroque greats Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, and others. Their unique blend of pure, treble singing takes the listener through a journey of some of the most gorgeous music of the period.”

Track Listing

1 Conservate, raddoppiate and
2 My dearest, my fairest and
3 Son tutta duolo and
4 Maledetto sia l’aspetto and
5 Si si mio cor and
6 Io che armato sin hor and
7 Se tu della mia morte and
8 Oh, worse than death…Angels ever bright and fair and
9 No, no resistance is but vain and
10 Gia il sole dal Gange and
11 Se tu non lasciamore and
12 Quel sguardo sdegno setto and
13 We the spirits of the Air and
14 Fanciuletta ritrosetta and
15 Pur ti miro and
16 Cara Speme and
17 Sound the trumpet and

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Brian Asawa’s groundbreaking career has established himself as one of the foremost countertenors of our time. The Japanese American singer was the first countertenor Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the first countertenor Adler Fellow at…American Mezzo-Soprano Diana Tash appears in both operatic roles onstage, and as a featured soloist, gaining popularity in recital with renowned pianist Armen Guzelimian. On September 30, 2014, Tash  along with famed countertenor Brian Asawa release their new baroque recording,…