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Conversazioni II - Duelling Cantatas / Sounds Baroque

Sounds Baroque
Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2296   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelFrancesco GaspariniAlessandro ScarlattiDomenico Scarlatti,   ... 
Performer:  Andrew RadleyAnna DennisJulian Perkins
Conductor:  Julian Perkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sounds Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Harpsichordist extraordinaire Julian Perkins directs his period-instrument ensemble Sounds Baroque, joined by soprano Anna Dennis and countertenor Andrew Radley in Duelling Cantatas, the second of a series called Conversazioni that explores music which was presented at the artistic gatherings of 18th century Rome's Arcadian Academy.

Following an acclaimed first release in a series called Conversazioni, exploring the wealth of vocal and instrumental music presented at the artistic gatherings of 18th century Rome's Arcadian Academy, harpsichordist extraordinaire Julian Perkins and his period-instrument ensemble Sounds Baroque follow with an equally scintillating concept album, Duelling Cantatas. Soprano Anna Dennis and
Read more countertenor Andrew Radley engage in a contest of style and beauty in cantatas by Handel, Gasparini and Alessandro Scarlatti, likewise the virtuoso instrumentalists in works by Caldara and Domenico Scarlatti. Breathing vibrant life into these spirited scores, Sounds Baroque suitably lives up to its motto, "Music for Then, Living Now".
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Works on This Recording

1. Amarilli vezzosa, HWV 82 "Il duello amoroso" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Radley (Countertenor), Anna Dennis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julian Perkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sounds Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Italy 
2. Io che dal terzo ciel "Venere e Adone" by Francesco Gasparini
Performer:  Anna Dennis (Soprano), Andrew Radley (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Julian Perkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sounds Baroque
3. Questo silenzio ombrosio "Il sonno" by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Anna Dennis (Soprano), Andrew Radley (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Julian Perkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sounds Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Julian Perkins (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
5. Trio sonata in E minor, Op. 1 no 5 by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Julian Perkins (Harpsichord)
6. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Julian Perkins (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
7. Rondo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Julian Perkins (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 

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