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Steffani: Vocal Chamber Duets / Elena Bertuzzi, Alessio Tosi


Release Date: 03/31/2015 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94969   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco BaroniAlessio TosiElena BertuzziRebeca Ferri,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of Agostino Steffani was torn from oblivion by the successful album “Mission” by Cecilia Bartoli. Subsequent issues of his music showed a highly original and prolific composer of instrumental music, sacred music and operas. Apart from his activities as a highly esteemed composer he was also a diplomat in the service of Italy, accomplishing important missions to the courts of Europe.

This recording presents delightful vocal duets for soprano and tenor, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble of cello, theorbo and harpsichord. Both voices are perfectly equal, and foreshadow the duets from the famous operas by Haydn and Mozart. The secular texts mainly deal with Love, both fulfilled and unrequited. Beautifully
Read more sung by tenor Alessio Tosi (whose recent recording of Monteverdi’s Ulisse with La Venexiana was described as state of the art by the Gramophone) and Elena Bertuzzi.

Other information:
Recorded in Italy in 2014.
Contains notes about the composer and extensive artist biographies.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pria ch’io faccia by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
2.
E cosě mi compatite? by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
3.
Lontananza crudel, tu mi tormenti by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
4.
Vorrei dire un non so che by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
5.
Dolce č per voi soffrire by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
6.
Gelosia, che vuoi da me? by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
7.
Saldi marmi che coprite by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Francesco Baroni (Harpsichord), Alessio Tosi (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano),
Rebeca Ferri (Cello), Michele Pasotti (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 

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