Facce d'amore, 'Faces of love' follows Jakub Jzef Orlinski's first solo album, Anima Sacra, which moved Gramophone magazine to announce that "This is a voice with a big future." It brings a switch from the sacred to the personal and passionate. As the Polish-born, New York-trained countertenor says, the program- which includes eight world premiere recordings - comprises "operatic arias that tell a story, showing a musical picture of a male lover in the baroque era - not only the positive side, like joyful or reciprocated love, but also anger or even madness." Spanning some 85 years of the baroque period, the arias on Facce d'amore are by Handel, Cavalli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Bononcini, Conti, Hasse, Orlandini, Predieri and Matteis. Orlinski is again partnered by the instrumentalists of Il Pomo d'Oro and their Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.