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Cecilia Bartoli - Opera Proibita


Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000515102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro ScarlattiGeorge Frideric HandelAntonio Caldara
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Soprano Cecilia Bartoli was born in Rome, and her newest album unearths some glorious, largely unheralded music that originated in her native city. In the early 18th century, the pope banned opera on the grounds that it was sinful and corruptive, but such composers working in Rome as Handel, Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara rather subversively turned to writing still-acceptable religious oratorios as an outlet for their creative brilliance and dramatic impulses. Accompanied beautifully by Les Musiciens Du Louvre and conductor Marc Minkowski, Bartoli marries her impeccable virtuosity and gorgeous tone with an actress' emotional responsiveness and depth. Passion courses through Bartoli's singing, from the vocal fireworks of material like Read more the aria "Sparga Il Senso Lascivo Veleno" from Caldara's oratorio "La Castita Al Cimento" (which, like seven other selections on this album, is a world-premiere recording) to the ineffable tenderness of Handel's "Lascia La Spina, Cogli La Rosa" from "Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno." A triumph." —Anastasia Tsioulcas, BILLBOARD

"The opening aria on the CD, a call for peace in the name of Jesus, is in fact a dazzling martial air with trumpets blaring and the voice going through an amazing array of coloratura fireworks. It shows Bartoli at her most aggressive. The listener is practically hurled back from the speakers when she begins, with runs and trills and cascades of notes, all perfectly in place. Showy arias are offset by several tender ones...Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens are just right for this repertoire, and they back Bartoli up superbly..."--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il giardino di rose: Mentre io godo by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
2.
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Un pensiero nemico di pace by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
3.
Il Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme: Caldo sangue by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
4.
Serafini al nostro canto: All'arme sì accesi guerrieri by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1707; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
5.
Il trionfo della innocenza: Vanne pentita a piangere by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
6.
La castità al cimento: Sparga il senso lascivo veleno by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1710; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
7.
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Come nube che fugge by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
8.
Il giardino di rose: Ecco negl'orti tuoi...Che dolce simpatia by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
9.
San Filippo Neri: Qui resta...L'alta Roma by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1705; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
10.
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
11.
Il Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme: Ahi! qual cordoglio...Doppio affetto by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
12.
Oratorio per S Francesca Romana: Sì piangete pupille dolenti by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1710; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
13.
Il martirio di S Caterina: Ahi quanto cieca...Come foco alla sua sfera by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
14.
La resurrezione, HWV 47: Disserratevi, o porte d'Averno by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 
15.
La resurrezione, HWV 47: Notte funesta...Ferma l'ali by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (08/27/2004 - 08/29/2004); Eglise du Liban, Paris, France (02/11/2005 - 02/22/2005) 

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