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Marcello: Estro poetico-armonico / Balestracci, L'Amoroso


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 441  
Composer:  Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Caroline PelonMelodie Ruvio
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With a selection from Benedetto Marcello’s Estro poetico-armonico, a monumental musical setting of the first fifty psalms, the first edition of which was accompanied by letters of praise from such musicians as Telemann, Mattheson and Bononcini, L’Amoroso finds an original way of celebrating its initial passion, the Italian repertory with viola da gamba, of which the ensemble has made a speciality at the instigation of Guido Balestracci. The artistic project here renews the group’s ties with the centrality of melody, the dialogue between voices and instruments, and experimentation with vocal sound. The two singers, the ductile and sensitive soprano Caroline Pelon and the alto Melodie Ruvio with her deep tone-colours, appear in both solo and Read more duet formation. A sonata from the composer’s op.2, testifying to the taste for the viola da gamba typical of Baroque culture in Venice, completes this recording, a new collaboration between the ensemble and Outhere that also marks the debut of L’Amoroso and Guido Balestracci on the Arcana label. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for 2 cellos & continuo in C minor, SF. 753 (Op. 2/2) by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Caroline Pelon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso
Period: Baroque 
2.
Estro poetico-armonico: Psalm XIV: O Signor, chi sara mai by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Caroline Pelon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso
Written: pub 1724-6 
3.
Estro poetico-armonico: Psalm no 21 by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Melodie Ruvio (Alto)
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1726; Italy 
4.
Estro poetico-armonico: Psalm no 38 by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Caroline Pelon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso
5.
Estro poetico-armonico: Psalm no 27 by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Caroline Pelon (Soprano), Melodie Ruvio (Alto)
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amoroso

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