Alessandro Scarlatti Collection, Vol. 1

Release Date: 2/23/2018
Catalog Number: BRI95500
Number of Discs: 30

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Note: A complete tracklist for this release is under development. - ArkivMusic

A prolific Baroque composer of great skill, recognised by music historians particularly for his development of the Italian vocal style, the Sicilian-born Alessandro Scarlatti was overshadowed in his own day by Bach, Handel, Rameau and Vivaldi and later by his composer son Domenico, who would transition into the Classical era and is widely appreciated for his more than 500 keyboard sonatas. Usually described as a Neapolitan composer, Alessandro Scarlatti had strong ties as well to Rome, where he spent about half of his active career. The fact that at least 40 of his operas survive from his first 18 years in Naples as maestro di cappella (1684–1702) – and he is likely to have written twice that many during that period– gives an indication as to his abundant creativity both there and in Rome, where he thrice lived and worked: as a young man, again while in his forties, and finally when approaching the age of 60.

This set provides a rich sampling of Scarlatti’s vast output, with many great recordings not only of the vocal music for which he is most widely acclaimed –the duets, the comic intermezzos, the serenata La Gloria di primavera and the chamber cantatas, a genre he perfected, as well as the sacred oratorios, his Opus 2 sacred concertos and the Vespers and St Cecilia Mass – but also his unjustly neglected instrumental music, including 6 albums devoted to his keyboard works.

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SET CONTENT SUMMARY:

**CDs 1-2: Flute Sinfonias / Capella Tiberina, Alexander Nigito
**CDs 3-4: Sacred Concertos, Op. 2/ Il Ruggerio, Emanuela Marcante
**CDs 5-10: Music for Keyboard/ Francesco Tasini
**CD 11: Solo Concertos for alto; Flute Concertos; Sonatas a4/ Insieme Strumentale di Roma, Giorgio Sasso
**CDs 12-13: Chamber Cantatas & Duets/ Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini; Ensemble Aurora
**CD 14: Intermezzos from Palandrana & Zamberlucco/ Fortuna Ensemble, Roberto Cascio
**CD 15: Cantatas/ Susanna Crespo Held (soprano), Musica Poetica Ensemble
**CDs 16-24: Il dolore di Maria Vergine; La Giuditta (1697); Oratorio per la Santissima Trinita; Sedecia, Re di Gerusalemme; San Filippo Neri/ Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort, Ars Cantica Choir
**CD 25: Euridice dall'Inferno; La concettione della Beata Vergine/ Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica Houston
**CDs 26-27: Oratorio per la Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo/ Michael Schneider, La Stagione /// Messa di Santa Cecilia/ Maurice Abravanel, Utah Symphony, University of Utah Chorus
**CD 28: Vespro della Beata Virgine/ Harry van der Kamp, Netherlands Chamber Choir
**CDs 29-30: La gloria di primavera/ Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorale

ARTIST SUMMARY:

Paolo Perrone, Alexandra Nigito, Francesco Tasini, Gabriella Martellacci, Gloria Banditelli, Giampaolo Fagotto, Paolo Pandolfo, Marco Testori, Mechthild Bach, Kai Wessel, Diana Moore, Alessandro Stradella Consort, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Philharmonia Chorale, Capella Tiberina, Il Ruggiero, Insieme Strumentale di Roma, Ensemble Aurora, Concerto Italiano, Musica Poetica, La Stagione Frankfurt, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Corina Marti, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Michael Schneider, Maurice Abravanel, Harry van der Kamp, Nicholas McGegan.
Works on This Recording
1. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 2 in D major by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
1. San Filippo Neri by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Marco Lazzara (Alto), Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), Rosita Frisani (Soprano), Mario Nuvoli (Tenor)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
2. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 3 in D minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
2. La vergine addolorata by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Gianluca Belfiori Doro (Countertenor), Rosita Frisani (Soprano), Anna Chierichetti (Soprano), Mario Cecchetti (Tenor)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ; Rome, Italy
3. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 6 in A minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
3. La Santissima Trinità by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Carlo Lepore (Bass), Gianluca Belfiori Doro (Countertenor), Silvia Bossa (Soprano), Linda Campanella (Soprano), Mario Cecchetti (Tenor)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715 ; Naples, Italy
4. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 7 in G minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
4. La Giuditta by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Marco Lazzara (Alto), Rosita Frisani (Soprano), Mario Nuvoli (Tenor)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
5. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 8 in G major by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
5. La Gloria di Primavera by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
6. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 12 in C minor "La Geniale" by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
6. Il Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
Written: 1705 ; Italy
7. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 1 in F major by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
7. Messa di Santa Cecilia by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Rome, Italy
8. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 4 in E minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
8. La concettione della Beata Vergine by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
9. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 5 in D minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
10. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 9 in G minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
11. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 10 in A minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
12. Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (12): no 11 in C major by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Alexander Nigito (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715-1720 ; Italy
13. Sacred Concertos (10), Op. 2 by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Emanuela Marcante
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Ruggiero
14. Work(s) for Keyboard by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Francesco Tasini (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque
15. Concerto for Flute in C minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque
16. Perchè tacete, rigolati concenti? by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque
17. Sonatas (7) for Flute and Strings: no 7 in G minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Italy
18. Filen, mio caro bene by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
19. Concerto for Flute in A minor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Giorgio Sasso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque
20. San Filippo Neri by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Mario Nuvoli (Tenor), Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), Rosita Frisani (Soprano), Marco Lazzara (Alto)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
21. La vergine addolorata by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Gianluca Belfiori Doro (Countertenor), Mario Cecchetti (Tenor), Anna Chierichetti (Soprano), Rosita Frisani (Soprano)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ; Rome, Italy
22. La Santissima Trinità by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Mario Cecchetti (Tenor), Silvia Bossa (Soprano), Linda Campanella (Soprano), Gianluca Belfiori Doro (Countertenor), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715 ; Naples, Italy
23. La Giuditta by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer: Mario Nuvoli (Tenor), Rosita Frisani (Soprano), Marco Lazzara (Alto)
Conductor: Esteban Velardi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Stradella Consort
Period: Baroque
24. La Gloria di Primavera by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
25. Il Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
Written: 1705 ; Italy
26. Messa di Santa Cecilia by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Rome, Italy
27. La concettione della Beata Vergine by Alessandro Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
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