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Mayr: Venetian Solo Motets / Hauk, I Virtuosi Italiani


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573811  
Composer:  Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren BrownVirgil MischokMarkus Schäfer
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Simon Mayr became one of the most popular opera composers in Europe in the period preceding Rossini, but his younger career in the last decades of the 18th century was largely as a church musician, dividing his time between his native Bergamo and Venice. Often taking the form of small-scale religious operas, his Venetian solo motets were tailor-made for the singers of the day, with notable results, as can be heard in the soaring expressiveness of ‘Exsurge, anima,’ the cavatina-style melodies of ‘O Deus, quot me circumdant,’ and the contrasting atmospheres of fear, dread and serenity in ‘Qual colpa eterno Dio.’ Franz Hauk is the world’s leading expert and exponent of the music of Johann Simon Mayr, and his numerous new editions and Read more recordings of operatic and other vocal works by this composer is internationally recognized as highly significant: “Naxos’s project of recording the major works of Simon Mayr is an extremely important event, introducing to most of us a composer of genuine individuality and importance.” (Fanfare on the cantata Arianna in Nasso) All of the soloists here have a close association with Franz Hauk’s Simon Mayr project, and each have successful performing and recording careers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Regina coeli in G Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
2.
Exsurge, anima in D Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
3.
Salve Regina in F Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano), Virgil Mischok (Bass)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
4.
Me miserum, quid hoc in C Minor by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
5.
Salve Regina in B-Flat Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Markus Schäfer (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
6.
O Deus, quot me circumdant in E-Flat Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
7.
Salve Regina in C Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
8.
Qual colpa eterno Dio in C Minor by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Markus Schäfer (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 

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