El Maestro Farinelli / Pablo Heras-Casado

Release Date: 5/27/2014
Catalog Number: B002037102
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Pablo Heras-Casado, “one of the most exciting conductors of his generation” (Die Welt), makes his Archiv Produktion debut performing instrumental and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the legendary 18th-century castrato who served as impresario and court musician to the kings of Spain.

As one of the label’s "Archiv Ambassadors“ Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career: He has encompassed the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically-informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores, and has already developed a special rapport with a number of soloists, orchestras and opera houses. Now he returns to his core repertoire and musical heritage.

This new album with works of Baroque composers like Hasse, Porpora and Jomelli represents a fine selection of pieces, which Farinelli presented during his time as concert master/conductor in Madrid and Aranjuez. El Maestro Farinelli features eight world premier recordings, including some arias sung by Bejun Mehta, “the best countertenor in the world” (Su?ddeutsche Zeitung)
Works on This Recording
1. La festa cinese: Overture by Nicola Conforto
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
2. Vendado es amor, no es ciego: "Tempestad grande amigo" by José Nebra
Performer: Bejun [Countertenor Vocal] Mehta (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Classical
Written: by 1744 ; Spain
3. Polifemo: Alto Giove by Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Bejun [Countertenor Vocal] Mehta (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1735 ; Italy
4. Carlo il calvo: Overture by Nicolo Porpora
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
5. Symphonie à 4 in G minor, Op 5 No 6 by Johann Adolf Hasse
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
6. Sinfonia in E minor, Wq 178/H 653 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Classical
Written: ?1756 ; Berlin, Germany
7. Baile de las máscaras by Francesco Corradini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
8. La dicha en la desgracia y vida campestre: Overture by Juan Marcolini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
9. Amar y ser amado y la divina Philotea: Seguidilla by José Nebra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
10. Para obsequio a la deydad: Seguidilla by José Nebra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
11. Vendado es amor, no es ciego: Seguidilla by José Nebra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
12. Viento es la dicha de amor: Canción by José Nebra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
13. Donde hay violencia no hay culpa: Seguidilla by José Nebra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
14. Periodical Overture by Niccolò Jommelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
15. Armida: Overture by Tommaso Traetta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque
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