WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Stradella: La Susanna / Astronio, Harmonices Mundi

Stradella / Harmonices Mundi / Astronio
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94345   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Martin OroGemma Bertagnolli
Conductor:  Claudio Astronio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harmonices Mundi
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Works on This Recording

La Susanna by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Martin Oro (Countertenor), Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Astronio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harmonices Mundi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Genoa, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Fantastic work and performance September 21, 2017 By George Leigh (Zillmere, Qld) See All My Reviews "This is one of the greatest works I've ever heard, and also one of the greatest performances I've ever heard. The many sections with two or more voices singing at once are the most memorable but the whole work is an absolute masterpiece of melody and counterpoint and is also masterfully structured to climax at the end of Part 1 and again at the end of Part 2. We should be very grateful to Stradella's first group of would-be assassins who happened to hear some of his music and found it so beautiful that they had to let him live to write this work." Report Abuse
Review This Title