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Boccherini: Arie Accademiche / Pastrana, Mazzoli, Orchestra dell'ISSM


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95280  
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra PastranaGuillermo Pastrana
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luigi Boccherini is now best known for his chamber music, which is handsomely represented on Brilliant Classics in recordings by period-instrument ensembles. However, as part of his duties to the royal courts of Europe in which he made his long and distinguished career, Boccherini also wrote operas and zarzuelas – popular Spanish musical theatre – of which few examples survive. There are 18 extant, standalone concert arias, of unknown date, though probably composed between 1786 and 1792. Six of them are presented here, all composed for soprano, and all bold and technically challenging works which would fit within the opera seria genre. The texts are by Metastasio, prolific librettist of the period, whose classically-themed dramas were set Read more by Salieri and Mozart, among many other composers. Sung texts are included in the booklet. The soloist on this recording is the Spanish soprano Sandra Pastrana, who has appeared in all the major Italian opera houses. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Se d'un amor tiranno, G 557 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano), Guillermo Pastrana (Cello)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
2.
Se veramente io deggio... A, non, G. 544 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
3.
Se non ti moro allato, G 545 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1786; Italy 
4.
Deh respirar lasciatemi, G 546 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1786; Italy 
5.
Caro son tua cosě, G 547 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1786; Italy 
6.
Misera, dove son!...Ah, non son io, G 548 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sandra Pastrana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giampaolo Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Boccherini Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1786–1797; Italy 

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