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Sogno Barocco / Von Otter, Piau, Alarcon, Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea

Monteverdi / Cappella Mediterranea / Alarcon
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5286   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiFrancesco ProvenzaleLuigi RossiPier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Anne Sofie von OtterSandrine PiauSusanna Sundberg
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sogno barocco – a Baroque dream – is the third recording of Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on Naïve. Dedicated to the first Baroque Italian operas, with their long recitativos and powerful arias, this recording gathers together hits of Baroque music such as Monteverdi “Si dolce e ‘l tormento” and “Pur ti miro” and discoveries such as Rossi’s "Lament of the Queen of Sweden." Anne Sofie von Otter sings with acclaimed soprano Sandrine Piau on three of the included pieces. The Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo Garcia Alarcon are rising stars of the Baroque world and provide an excellent accompaniment to the nuanced performance of von Otter. Sogno barocco – a Baroque dream – is the third recording of Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on Naïve. Dedicated to the first Baroque Italian operas, with their long recitativos and powerful arias, this recording gathers together hits of Baroque music such as Monteverdi “Si dolce e ‘l tormento” and “Pur ti miro” and discoveries such as Rossi’s "Lament of the Queen of Sweden." Anne Sofie von Otter sings with acclaimed soprano Sandrine Piau on three of the included pieces. The Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo Garcia Alarcon are rising stars of the Baroque world and provide an excellent accompaniment to the nuanced performance of von Otter. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Signor, hoggi rinasco by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
2.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
3.
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria: Di misera Regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 
4.
Madrigals, Book 9: Si dolce è'l tormento by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Italy 
5.
Squarciato appena havea by Francesco Provenzale
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
6.
Un ferito cavaliero di polve "Lamento della Regina di Svezia" by Luigi Rossi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Susanna Sundberg (Alto)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
7.
La Calisto: Vivo per te by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1651 
8.
La Calisto: Dolcissimi baci by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1651 
9.
Doriclea: Doriclea lamento by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1645 
10.
Elena: Sinfonia by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1659 

Sound Samples

Si dolce e'l tormento, SV 332
Elena: Instrumental 1
L'incoronazione di Poppea: Act III: Pur ti miro
Squarciato appena havea
L'incoronazione di Poppea: Act III: Signori, hoggi rinasco
Elena: Instrumental 2
Un ferito cavaliero (Lamento della Regina di Svetia)
Calisto: Act III: Vivo per te pietosa
Calisto: Act III: Dolcissimi baci
Elena: Sinfonia
Doriclea: Lamento: Se ben mai non mi vide
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria: Act I: Di misera regina

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