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Arias For Marietta Marcolini, Rossini’s First Muse / Ann Hallenberg


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5309   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Simone MayrGiuseppe MoscaCarlo CocciaJoseph Weigl,   ... 
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marietta Marcolini was an Italian contralto born in Florence in 1780. Rossini’s career would not have taken flight in so meteoric a fashion without a series of providential encounters, and that with Marietta Marcolini was to leave an indelible stamp on his entire output. By creating roles to measure for her, as in 'La pietra del paragone' and 'L’Italiana in Algeri', and exploiting this interpreter’s uncommon resources more fully than had other composers before him, Rossini ushered in the fashion for a new type of comedy, the brilliant, virtuoso comedy of which he was to remain the master until 'Le Comte Ory' (1828).

Unlike the numerous recorded recitals devoted exclusively to Rossini, this one presents the young Rossini in
Read more the context of the Italian musical theatre of the second decade of the 19th century. Included are extremely well-known arias like the spectacular rondo from 'L’Italiana' and that of 'L’equivoco stravagante', the original version of Clarice’s rondo in 'La pietra del paragone'. It also reveals also the richness and variety of the pre-Rossinian composers are forgotten today.

The Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg has become established as one of Europe’s leading mezzosopranos. Her operatic repertoire includes a large number of roles by Rossini, Mozart, Gluck, Massenet, Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi. Equally at home on the concert platform, she frequently appears in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and North America.
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Works on This Recording

1. Il sacrifizio d’Ifigenia: Sol di morte by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
2. Le bestie in uomini: Mentre guardo, oh Dio! me stessa by Giuseppe Mosca
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
3. La donna selvaggia: Tu mi stringi by Carlo Coccia
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
4. L’imboscata: Dille che in lei rispetto by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
5. L'italiana in Algeri: Per lui che adoro by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
6. L'italiana in Algeri: Pensa alla patria by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
7. Ciro in Babilonia: T'abbraccio, ti stringo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
8. L'equivoco stravagante: Se per te lieta ritorno by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Italy 
9. L’eroismo in amore: Io morrò by Ferdinando Paër
Performer:  Ann Hallenerg (Alto)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Il sagrifizio di Jefte (The Sacrifice of Jephtha): Il sacrifizio di Iefte, Part II: Sol di morte nero velo
L'equivoco stravagante: Act II: Se per te lieta ritorno
L' Imboscata: Dille che in lei rispetto
L'eroismo in amore: Io morro
Le bestie in uomini: Aria: Mentre guardo, oh Diot me stessa
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Per lui che adoro
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Pensa alla patria, e intrepido
La donna selvaggia: Tu mi stringi
Ciro in Babilonia (Cyrus in Babylon): Act II: T'abbraccio, ti stringo

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