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A. Scarlatti: Bella Madre Dei Fiori, Etc / Kiehr, Aymes


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501725   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr
Conductor:  Jean-Marc Aymes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whether it be in Palermo, where Alessandro Scarlatti was born, or in Rome, where he worked as a composer, the chamber cantata was inextricably linked with the aristocratic salons of the Italian peninsula in the 1680s and 1690s. These pieces, resolutely pastoral in tone, are set in the green landscapes of the Mediterranean basin, which vibrate to the laments of the turtle-dove and the murmur of springs. All nature is invited to share the grief of lovers: Cloris weeps for Fileno, Orpheus for Eurydice, whilst the gods, the spirits, the stars are omnipresent. Scarlatti was the ideal composer to paint this enchanted realm in music.

Soprano María Cristina Kiehr, born in Tandil, Argentina is a specialist in Baroque music.
Read more After her early musical training in Argentina, she studied under René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.
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Works on This Recording

1. Bella madre dei fiori by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Marc Aymes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
2. Poi che riseppe Orfeo by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Marc Aymes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
3. Correa nel seno amato by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Marc Aymes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Naples, Italy 
Language: Italian 

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