Rinaldo Alessandrini

Biography

Born: 1960; Italy  
Rinaldo Alessandrini is a major conductor and harpsichordist specializing in Italian Baroque music.

After musical studies including serious research in Italian music from 1550 to 1750, Alessandrini embarked on his career as a harpsichordist, both as a soloist and as continuo player/leader of Concerto Italiano, a vocal and instrumental ensemble he founded. During the 1980s and 1990s Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano established themselves
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Alessandrini believes that, regardless of musical era, there is a set of "essential, but often elusive, expressive and cantabile elements of fundamental to Italian music." His aim is to find those qualities in music of the Italian Baroque period, which he regards "the most fertile and innovative in all Italian music."

He and Concerto Italiano have toured extensively in Europe, including many of the major musical festivals, especially the ones with interest in the era. He and the ensemble record for various labels and have won awards such as the Cini Foundation Vivaldi Prize, the Choc de la Musique, Grand Prix de la Nouvelle Académie du Disque, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d'Or (in three successive years), the Cecilia Prize, the Gramophone Award, the BBC Music Magazine Prize, and the Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros.

Alessandrini also conducts Italian Baroque opera widely. His is considered one of the world's leading specialists in the operas of Monteverdi, and also revives lesser-known Italian opera composers such as Cavalli and Vinci. He includes the Italian operas of George Frideric Handel in his conducting repertoire, and he and Concerto Italiano have recorded harpsichord concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach. These Gramophone Award-nominated performances are hailed for paying special attention to the direct Italian inspiration for the concertos. Other acclaimed CDs include his two volumes of One Hundred Fifty Years of Italian Music, featuring harpsichord music on the first disc and organ music on the second. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1960; Italy  
Rinaldo Alessandrini is a major conductor and harpsichordist specializing in Italian Baroque music.

After musical studies including serious research in Italian music from 1550 to 1750, Alessandrini embarked on his career as a harpsichordist, both as a soloist and as continuo player/leader of Concerto Italiano, a vocal and instrumental ensemble he founded. During the 1980s and 1990s Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano established themselves
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro]
II. Andante e piano
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non moto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro]
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. [Allegro]
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Et in terra pax (Chorus)
Laudamus te (Soprano duet)
Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Domine deus, Rex caelestis (Soprano)
Domine Fili unigenite (Chorus)
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Alto, Chorus)
Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Alto)
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (Chorus)
Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Aria: Ostro picta, armata spina
Aria: Ostro picta, armata spina
Recitative: Sic transit vana et brevis gloria mundi
Recitative: Sic transit vana et brevis gloria mundi
Aria: Linguis favete
Aria: Linguis favete
Dixit Dominus (Chorus)
Donec ponam (Chorus)
Virgam virtutis (Soprano duet)
Tecum principium (Alto)
Juravit Dominus (Chorus)
Dominus a dextris tuis (Tenor, Bass)
Judicabit in nationibus (Chorus)
De torrente in via (Soprano)
Gloria Patri (Chorus)
Sicut erat in principio (Chorus)
dolorosa (Soprano, Alto)
Cuius animam gementem (Soprano)
O quam tristis et afflicta (Soprano, Alto)
Quae moerebat et dolebat (Alto)
Quis est homo qui non fleret (Soprano, Alto)
Vidit suum dulcem natum (Soprano)
Eia mater, fons amoris (Alto)
Fac, ut ardeat cor meum (Soprano, Alto)
Sancta Mater, istud agas (Soprano, Alto)
Fac, ut portem Christi mortem (Alto)
Inflammatus et accensus (Soprano, Alto)
Quando corpus morietur (Soprano, Alto)
I. -
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
IV. Minuet
V. Trio I
VI. Minuet da capo
VII. Polacca
VIII. Minuet
IX. Trio II
X. Minuet da capo
I. (Allegro)
II. Adagio - III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Affettuoso
III. Allegro
I. Cadenza (bars 147-180) (1st version)
Intrada e balletto del marchese di caravazzo con la sua gagliarda
Alemana
La bella pedrina
Aria del granduca
Gagliarda detta la lisfeltina
Il spagnoletto
Gallaria d'amor, gagliarda e canario
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Danza pastorale
Largo majestuoso
Et exultavit: Andante
Et misericordia: Largo
Fecit potentiam: Andante
Gloria Patri: Largo
Sicut erat: Andante
No. 7. Fortunata per me
No. 14. Se la doglia
No. 1. Ahi bella, si
No. 6. Da qual sfhera
No. 11. Perche spess'a veder
No. 3. Amor ti chiam'il mondo
No. 18. Tu pur mi fuggi
No. 13. S'a la gelata mia
No. 19. Vezzosissima Filli
No. 10. Perche fuggi tra salci
No. 8. 1a parte: Giunt'e pur Lidia 1a parte
No. 8. 2a parte: Ecco L'hora Ecco Ch'io
No. 8. 3a parte: Lidia ti Lasso Ahi Lasso
No. 16. S'io miro in te
No. 2. Amor mio perche piangi
No. 9. Lasso io languisc'e moro
No. 5. Cor mio chi mi t'invola
No. 17. So ch'aveste
No. 12. Qui dunque oime
No. 15. Se lontana
No. 4. Come perder poss'io
Sinfonia: Allegro
Sinfonia: (Andante)
Sinfonia: Allegro molto
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Oh, dell'altera Mnefi, e dell'oppressa (The Caliph, Emireno, Adrasto, Tisaferno, Armida)
Act I Scene 1: Viva del Mondo il Lume (Soldiers)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Ben venture e la nostra, inclita Donna (Adrasto, Tisaferno, Armida)
Act I scene 2: Duet: Questo ferno, e questo core (Tisaferno, Adrasto)
Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Ben al mio sdegno arriade amica sorte (Armida)
Act I Scene 3: Aria: A detti amabili (Armida)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Erminia, e sara ver, che sempre mesta (Osmira, Erminia)
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Ardo si per il mio bene (Erminia)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Principessa, ad e ver, che m'ingannai? (Emireno, Osmira)
Act I Scene 5: Aria: Il mio fedele amor (Emireno)
Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Spera, ch'a tuo malgrado (Osmira, Adrasto)
Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Deh, Principessa (Adrasto, Osmira, Tisaferno)
Act I Scene 7: Aria: Pense, che quel bel seno (Adrasto)
Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Duce, non ti sgomenti (Osmira, Tisaferno)
Act I Scene 8: Aria: Nasce da tuoi diletti (Osmira)
Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Se non tradisce Osmira (Tisaferno)
Act I Scene 9: Aria: D'un bel volto arde alla face (Tisaferno)
Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Eccelsa Donna, al di cui Regio aspetto (The Caliph, Osmira, Armida)
Act I Scene 10: Aria: So che combatte ancor (The Caliph)
Act I Scene 11: Recitative: Si, ch'egli e inguisto, Armida (Osmira, Armida)
Act I Scene 11: Aria: Sento brillarmi in sen (Osmira)
Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Invan speri, ch'Adrasto (Armida, Emireno)
Act I Scene 12: Aria: Cerca pur con me rossore (Emireno)
Act I Scene 13: Recitative: Arti del sdegno mio, non vi smarrite (Armida)
Act I Scene 13: Aria: Armata di furore (Armida)
Act II Scene 12: Recitative: Due possenti comandi in un sol punto (Emireno, Armida)
Act II Scene 13: Recitative: Quai voci? (The Caliph, Armida, Emireno)
Act II Scene 14: Recitative: E tu, diletta principessa, m'assolvi (Emireno, Erminia, Armida)
Act II Scene 14: Aria: Innocente esser vorresti (Armida)
Act II Scene 15: Recitative: Signor, permenti almen ... (Emireno, The Caliph)
Act II Scene 16: Recitative: Invan la mia pieta tenta l'ingrato (The Caliph)
Act II Scene 16: Aria: Chi alla colpa fa tragitto (Th Caliph)


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