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Felice un tempo / Paper Kite


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91719  
Composer:  Giovanni LegrenziGiovanni BononciniDomenico Scarlatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Felice un tempo”: a lover remembering happy bygone days, lamenting over his pain and begging for his beloved – a scene that inspired many poets, librettists and composers of the baroque era. They put their protagonists in the popular and idealised world of nymphs and shepherds of Arcadia or the antique mythology. This recording combines the music of three composers who turned to the same subject. Their approaches to form represent a development in the Italian cantata from the early form by Legrenzi, characterized by smooth transitions from a recitative to an arioso and aria, through Bononcini’s clearly separated recitatives and arias and finally arriving at the late baroque/galant style, a good example of which is Scarlatti’s O Qual meco Read more Nice cangiata. Of German, French and Italian provenance, the five members of Paper Kite studied at music conservatoires of great renown in Europe where they specialized in historically informed performance practice. In 2013 the ensemble won the competition “Biagio Marini” in Neuburg an der Donau and in 2014 was awarded the title “IYAP Selected Promising Ensemble.” The main goal of the group is to revive relatively or completely unknown compositions belonging to the various European traditions of the Baroque Cantata through lively and excited interpretations illuminated by an appreciation of the historical sources. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cinzia, dolente e mesto by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Sonata in g, Op. 8/6 "La Bevilacqua" by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Sonatas (12) for the Chamber: No. 3 in D Major by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
4.
Barbara ninfa in grata by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1721; England 
5.
O qual meco Nice cangiata by Domenico Scarlatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paper Kite
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 

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