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Scarlatti: La gloria di primavera / McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Philharmonia Baroque (Label)   Catalog #: 9   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Diana MooreClint Van Der LindeDouglas WilliamsNicholas Phan,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia ChorusPhilharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Featuring the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, this new release includes compositions by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). La Gloria di Primavera, the work featured on this album, has been called a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing…” The performances on this album were recorded live in Berkeley, California, at First Congregational Church in October of 2015.


Featuring the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, this new release includes compositions by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). La Gloria di Primavera, the work featured on this album, has been called a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing…” The performances on this album were recorded live in Berkeley, California, at First Congregational Church in October of 2015. Read less

Works on This Recording

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La Gloria di Primavera by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone),
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Spring glory April 3, 2016 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "Two years ago we made the move from cold and snowy Alberta to the Garden City of Victoria, BC, and are now surrounded by the lovely sights, sounds and smells of a spring that seems to last from early February to May. It makes me appreciate Alessandro Scarlatti's ode to spring, La Gloria di Primavera, even more when I can open my windows wide to hear the birds and smell the flowering currant blossoms. Scarlatti wrote this serenata in 1716, and it was presented to great acclaim in Matese in Piedmont, during the celebrations surrounding the birth of the Archduke Leopold. The music is as bright and sweet and hopeful as the season; it brims with vocal athletics, sparkling accompaniments by the orchestra, and the most soulful and enticing melodies. This recording, which seems to be a premiere, is expertly performed by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Philharmonia Choir, under Nicholas McGegan, along with an impressive array of soloists. This is engaged, even passionate music-making. This music is really quite special, and it makes me think that Alessandro Scarlatti might be the next 18th century composer to break out into a wider audience. For now, it may be only the sophisticated few who will appreciate this serenata and the broad range of other dramatic, sacred, orchestral and instrumental music by the great Neapolitan composer, but surely music of this quality cannot remain a secret too much longer. One of the keys for the dissemination of Scarlatti will be the Creative Commons-licensed scores edited by Thomas Griffin. Check out his amazing Alessandro Scarlatti website, created in 2010 for the composer's 350th birthday. One of my favourite pieces is the aria Fuor dell'urna le bell'onde, sung by Autunno. It has a lovely Mozartian accompaniment in the strings. I'm anxious for this album to show up in Spotify so I can link to it. This is gorgeous music!" Report Abuse
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