St. Petersburg / Bartoli

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002160702
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swiss Radio Chorus, I Barocchisti
Number of Discs: 1

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Cecilia Bartoli returns with a majestic new album of world premiere recordings, hidden treasures of the Mariinsky. For the very first time Bartoli explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaritsas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the enlightened West. Mostly sung in Italian, the album also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian The music has been intricately researched by Bartoli herself, unlocking the archives of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Library to uncover music lost for over 200 years. Bartoli is reunited with Baroque specialists Diego Fasolis & I Barrochisti.
Works on This Recording
1. La forza dell'amore e dell'odio: Vado a morir by Francesco Araia
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
2. Altsesta: Razverzi pyos gortani, laja by Hermann Raupach
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
3. Altsesta: Idu na smert by Hermann Raupach
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
4. Siroe, re di Persia: O placido il mare by Hermann Raupach
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
5. La Clemenza di Tito: Prologue "De’ miei figli" by Domenico Dall'Oglio
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
6. Carlo Magno: Fra’ lacci tu mi credi by Francesco Manfredini
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
7. Seleuco: Pastor che a notte ombrosa by Francesco Araia
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
8. Altsesta: March by Hermann Raupach
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
9. Carlo Magno: Non turbar que' vaghi rai by Francesco Manfredini
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
10. La vergine del sole: Agitata in tante pene by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti
11. Carlo Magno: A noi vivi, donna eccelsa by Francesco Manfredini
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Barocchisti, Swiss Radio Chorus
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