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Tradella: Cantate Per Il Ss:mo Natale / Enrico Gatti, Civica Scuola Di Musica Di Milano

Stradella,Alessandro
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 331   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Roberto BalconiEmanuela GalliBarbara ZanichelliLavinia Bertotti,   ... 
Conductor:  Enrico Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Barocca Della Civica Scuola Di Musica Di Milano
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is no doubt that the best of Alessandro Stradella's output lies in his valuable sacred works. The Christmas cantatas are representative of his typically Roman art and illustrate the story of the Nativity with a certain theatricality, by means of polichorality. We are at the origin of the concerto grosso genre, with a large ensemble in conversation with a concertino of soloists, while delicate, heavenly vocal atmospheres alternate with infernal fury. The recording reveals Stradella as one of the greater geniuses of the seventeenth century, possibly the most versatile in both vocal and instrumental writing. Enrico Gatti The complete Christmas cantatas. Alessandro Stradella was one of the most important Italian composers of the Read more seventeenth century. This recording presents the only two cantatas Stradella composed for Christmas, preceded by the instrumental Sonata di Viole, the earliest entirely instrumental works (i.e., unconnected to a vocal source) for the concertino-concerto grosso ensemble in the history of the genre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cantata per il Santissimo Natale by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Roberto Balconi (Countertenor), Emanuela Galli (Soprano), Barbara Zanichelli (Soprano),
Lavinia Bertotti (Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor:  Enrico Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Barocca Della Civica Scuola Di Musica Di Milano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1665; Rome, Italy 
2.
Si apra al riso ogni labro by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Roberto Balconi (Countertenor), Emanuela Galli (Soprano), Barbara Zanichelli (Soprano),
Lavinia Bertotti (Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor:  Enrico Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Barocca Della Civica Scuola Di Musica Di Milano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Ah! troppo è ver by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Roberto Balconi (Countertenor), Emanuela Galli (Soprano), Barbara Zanichelli (Soprano),
Lavinia Bertotti (Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor:  Enrico Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Barocca Della Civica Scuola Di Musica Di Milano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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