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Marcello: Arianna / Bressau, Academia De Li Musici, Et Al

Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 656   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Anna ChierichettiGloria BanditelliMirko GuadagniniSergio Foresti,   ... 
Conductor:  Filippo Maria Bressan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athestis ChorusAcademia de li Musici
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Any recording of an opera by Benedetto Marcello will, for many, bring to mind his literary satire, IL TEATRO ALLA MODA, subtitled "a safe and easy method of properly composing and producing Italian operas according to modern practice." Within its pages, no one involved in the creation of opera-librettist, composer, singers, impresario-is spared. In one passage, the composer is admonished to "oblige the impresario to provide a great number of violins, oboes, horns, etc., preferring to let him economize on double basses, for these should not be used except in the preliminary tuning."
This fine debut recording of Marcello's 'Arianna,' using a recent critical edition by Alessandro Borin, is attentive to the underlying message of Marcello's
Read more satire: beware of artistic compromise. The style of the work-an introductory orchestral sinfonia, followed by alternating recitatives and da capo arias, along with an occasional chorus-will be recognized by listeners familiar with the vocal works of Alessandro Scarlatti or Handel. Although the work in its entirety is unlikely to become part of the standard operatic repertoire, a spare, lovely aria entitled "Come mai puoi vedermi piangere" ("How can you see me weeping"), laden with prolonged appoggiaturas and accompanied by inspired writing for two flutes, may become a favorite concert aria. Read less

Works on This Recording

Arianna by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Anna Chierichetti (Soprano), Gloria Banditelli (Alto), Mirko Guadagnini (Tenor),
Sergio Foresti (Bass), Antonio Abete (Bass)
Conductor:  Filippo Maria Bressan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athestis Chorus,  Academia de li Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1999 
Venue:  Philharmonic Theater, Verona, Italy 
Length: 183 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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