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Opera Transcriptions / Santi, Arlotti


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 850003  
Composer:  Domizio ZanichelliGustavo RossariRaniero CacciamaniJoseph Forestier,   ... 
Performer:  Michele SantiMarco Arlotti
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pieces recorded in this release stem from an all-pervading performance practice that deeply marked out the musical taste of the nineteenth century: that of “transcription”. This practice enabled a widespread dissemination of the most popular opera passages, well beyond the official circuits of the great theatres, and above all into the sphere of holy rites. Arias, cavatinas, cabalettas and symphonies were plentiful everywhere: in many cases they were transcriptions of pieces by well-known composers (it was sufficient to give them a “liturgical” title); more often they were homely elaborations. Almost all these pieces are being performed here for the first time in the modern age; the composers are practically unknown; in their music, Read more famous opera themes are freely mixed with fanciful variations on those themes. The purpose was to reproduce this atmosphere, at once theatrical and sacred, in its entirety, by means of period instruments: a wonderful nineteenth-century organ and a series of precious original brass instruments. In fact Marco Arlotti is sitting the Adeodato Bossi Urbani 1874 organ, and Michele Santi, a specialist in nineteenth-century trumpets, is playing seven different period instruments delivering the best and most characteristic sound to each track. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Reminiscenze del Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi by Domizio Zanichelli
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
2.
Fantasia per cornetta a pistoni in B-Flat Minor by Gustavo Rossari
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
3.
Pout pourrě sul tema A te o cara… da I Puritani di Vincenzo Bellini by Raniero Cacciamani
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
4.
Fantaisie sur des motifs favoris de l'Opéra Don Pasquale de Gaetano Donizetti by Joseph Forestier
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
5.
Adagio for Trumpet and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
6.
Pout pourrě con variazioni sull'opera Barbiere di Siviglia di Costantino dall'Argine by Lodovico Spiga
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
7.
Variazioni su temi della Norma di Vincenzo Bellini by Joseph Forestier
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8.
Variazioni su temi del Barbiere di Siviglia di Gioachino Rossini by Joseph Forestier
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
9.
La Cenerentola, air varie sur un air de l'Opera de Rossini by Jean-Baptiste Arban
Performer:  Michele Santi (Trumpet), Marco Arlotti (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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