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Amor Profano - Vivaldi Arias / Marcon, Kermes, Et Al


Release Date: 02/12/2008 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 001065202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



An object lesson in putting together a Baroque opera arias recital disc

"Exhilarating" and "dazzling" are only two of the words critic David Vickers uses to describe this smashing release. In a brilliantly put-together programme, Simone Kermes blazes a trail through more than a dozen Vivaldi arias. There are vocal fireworks aplenty, alongside a rapt concentration in the slower pieces. Essential listening.

-- Gramophone [5/2008]


An object lesson in putting together a Baroque opera arias recital disc

"Exhilarating" and "dazzling" are only two of the words critic David Vickers uses to describe this smashing release. In a brilliantly put-together programme, Simone Kermes blazes a trail through more than a dozen Vivaldi arias. There are vocal fireworks aplenty, alongside a rapt concentration in the slower pieces. Essential listening.

-- Gramophone [5/2008]
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Siam navi all'onde algenti by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/2006 
Venue:  Gustav Mahler Hall, Toblach, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
La fede tradita e vendicata, RV 712: Sin nel placido soggiomo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2006 
Venue:  Gustav Mahler Hall, Toblach, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Orlando furioso, RV 728: Ah fuggi rapido by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Tito Manlio, RV 738: Non m'afflige il tormento di morte by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5.
Semiramide, RV 733: Quegl' occhi luminosi by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
La virtù trionfante dell’amore, e dell’odio, RV 740 "Il Tigrane": Squarciami pure il seno by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Catone in Utica, RV 705: Se in campo armato by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Sinfonia by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Verona, Italy 
9.
Griselda, RV 718: Agitata da due venti by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10.
Tito Manlio, RV 738: Dopo sì rei disastri by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
La verità in cimento, RV 739: Amato ben tu sei la mia speranza by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Venice, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
12.
Tito Manlio, RV 738: Combatta un gentil cor by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
La farfalletta s'aggira, RV 660: La farfaletta s'aggira al lume by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
14.
Giustino, RV 717: Or che cinto ho il crin d'alloro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

L'Olimpiade - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 2: Siam navi all'onde
La fede tradita e vendicata (RV 712) - adapted by Andrea Marcon: Sin nel placido soggiorno
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso RV 728 - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 2: Ah fuggi rapido
Tito Manlio - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 3: Non m'afflige il tormento di morte
Semiramide (RV 733) - adapted by Andrea Marcon: Quegl' occhi luminosi
Il Tigrane - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 2: Squarciami pure il seno
Catone in Utica - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 1: Se in campo armato
Il Bajazet (Il Tamerlano) / Sinfonia: 1. [without tempo indication]
Il Bajazet (Il Tamerlano) / Sinfonia: 2. Andante molto
Il Bajazet (Il Tamerlano) / Sinfonia: 3. Allegro
Griselda - dramma per musica - adapted by Andrea Marcon: Agitata da due venti
Tito Manlio - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 3: Dopo sì rei disastri
La verità in cimento - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 1: Amato ben tu sei la mia speranza
Tito Manlio - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 2: Combatta un gentil cor
La farfalletta - adapted by Andrea Marcon
Il Giustino - adapted by Andrea Marcon / Act 3: Or che cinto ho il crin d'alloro

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