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Giacomelli: Fiamma vorace / Ferri-Benedetti, Dolci, Musica Fiorita


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10370  
Composer:  Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-BenedettiDaniela Dolci
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Geminiano Giacomelli (1692-1740), like many other composers of his time, enjoyed wide popularity during his lifetime thanks to his operatic endeavours and was later forgotten, a victim of the rapid changes in vocal taste and style. Giacomelli’s theatrical writing is full of wit, invention and melodic flair, and there is, at least, an honest attempt in the portrayal of the characters’ emotions. The writing is very much that of his time, focusing on the practice of full belcanto in all his glory. Our selection, encompassing the period from 1729 to 1735, tries to display not only Giacomelli’s “lively imagination”, but also the wide spectrum of affetti from which the opera seria of the time usually profited. In fact, the eleven arias used here Read more (accompanied by some sinfonias) depict a various number of feelings and situations, as well as several different styles: a colourful, varied series of arias ranging from pathetic to furious, from sentimental to proud, from optimistic to dramatic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Merope: Fiamma vorace by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Merope: Sposa, non mi conosci by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Lucio Papirio dittatore: Dirň, quel sangue degno by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Gianguir: Sinfonia con trombe by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Adriano in Siria: Vuoi punir l'ingrato amante? by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Gianguir Symphony by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7.
Merope: Torbido nembo freme by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8.
Lucio Papirio dittatore: Spera, sě, presago in petto by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9.
Merope: Sinfonia con trombe by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
10.
Adriano in Siria: Saggio guerriero antico by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
11.
Cesare in Egitto: Alla fastosa, superba Roma by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
12.
Adriano in Siria Symphony by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
13.
Adriano in Siria: Mancare Dio mio sento by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
14.
Cesare in Egitto Symphony by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
15.
Cesare in Egitto: Nel sen mi giubila by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
16.
Cesare in Egitto: Al vibrar della mia spada by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Countertenor), Daniela Dolci (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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