The Neapolitan Golden Age

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0120081215

Donald Macleod journeys through a century of music-making in Naples which put even its great rival Venice's culture in the shade. The death in 1725 of the great Alessandro Scarlatti offers new opportunities to Neapolitan musicians.

Vinci: Sinfonia for strings (1st mvt)

  • antonio florio (conductor)
  • cappella della pieta de'turchini
  • claudio cavina (contralto)
  • collegium cartusianum
  • cpo 999 325-2 - trs 14-21
  • cristina miatello (soprano)
  • don chilone....giuseppe naviglio (bass)
  • ensemble concerto:
  • erighetta....roberta invernizzi (soprano)
  • kolner kammerchor
  • laura alvini (harpsichord)
  • margarete joswig (alto)
  • mechtild bach (soprano)
  • monika frimmer (soprano)
  • naive op30274 - tr 10

    vinci: erighetta e don chilone (excerpt)

  • naive op30274 - trs 6-9

    durante: sonate per cembalo divise in studii e divertimenti (study no 6)

  • peter neumann (director)
  • roberto gini (cello)
  • tactus tc680401 - tr 7

    durante: lamentations of jeremiah - lectio terza in fera sexta parasceve

  • tactus tc680402 - tr 11

    durante: duet: methilde, alma via

  • 0220081216

    Donald Macleod explores the music of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, whose death at the age of 26 gave him a mythical status, causing many works to be falsely ascribed to him.

    Attrib. Pergolesi: Violin Concerto in B flat (1st mvt)

  • accent acc96123 - trs 16-18

    pergolesi: mass a 5

  • andreas scholl (countertenor)
  • barbara bonney (soprano)
  • capriccio 10378 - tr 4

    pergolesi: la serva padrona (opening)

  • christophe rousset (director)
  • concerto koln
  • decca 4661342 - tr 12
  • ensemble turicum
  • k617 k617159 - trs 1-9

    pergolesi: quando corpus (stabat mater)

  • la petite bande
  • les talens lyriques
  • luiz alvez da silva, mathias weibel (directors)
  • serpina....patricia biccire (soprano)
  • sigiswald kuijken (violin/director)
  • uberto....donato di stefano (bass)

  • 0320081217

    Donald Macleod follows the lives of some of the young graduates of the conservatoire in Naples who carried their training across Europe, cementing the city's reputation as a cultural hothouse.

    Piccinni: Overture (Le donne vendicate)

  • a sei voci
  • antonio florio (conductor)
  • arsenia....roberta invernizzi (soprano)
  • auvidis e8590 cd1 - tr 1
  • bernard fabre-garrus (director)
  • cappella della pieta de'turchini
  • chaconne chan0705 cd1 - tr 1

    jommelli: don trastullo (excerpt)

  • didone....dorothea roschmann (soprano)
  • diego fasolis (conductor)
  • don trastullo....giuseppe naviglio (bass)
  • frieder bernius (conductor)
  • giambarone....rosario totaro (tenor)
  • i barocchisti
  • mdg 309 0779-2 - trs 7-10

    jommelli: miserere

  • musica alta ripa
  • opus111 op30280 - trs 8-11

    jommelli: didone abbandonata (conclusion)

  • orfeo c381953 cd3 - trs 20-22

    porpora: cello sonata (london, c.1733)

  • osmida....arno raunig (tenor)
  • selene....mechthild bach (mezzo-soprano)
  • stuttgart chamber orchestra

  • 0420081218

    Donald Macleod explores some of the music that would have been heard at the new theatre dedicated to comedy that the king had ordered built in the 1770s. He discovers that the royal grip had not fully loosened when it came to the rulebook for audiences at the new venue.

    Paisiello: Overture (Don Chisciotte)

  • coro del teatro petruzzelli di bari
  • dolce e tempesta
  • don chisciotte....sergio rocchi (tenor)
  • dynamic cds366/1-2 cd1 - tr 1

    paisiello: don chisciotte (act 2, excerpt)

  • dynamic cds366/1-2 cd2 - trs 15-16

    fiorenza: sinfonia in f minore a due violini e basso

  • eric hull (conductor)
  • fuga fug526 - trs 11-16

    cimarosa: armida immaginaria (end of act 3)

  • fuga fug526 trs 7-10

    porpora: notturni per i defunti (no 2)

  • la contessa....paola quagliata (soprano)
  • la stagione armonica
  • monica piccinini (soprano)
  • orchestra del teatro bellini
  • orchestra filarmonica italiana di piacenza
  • orchestra filarmonica italiania di piacenza
  • romina basso (alto)
  • sancio panza....maurizio leoni (baritone)
  • soloists
  • stefano demicheli (director)
  • valentino metti (conductor)

  • 05 LAST*20081219

    Donald Macleod explores music by the prolific but unfortunate Domenico Cimarosa.

    Donald Macleod explores music by the prolific but unfortunate Domenico Cimarosa, who lost his father to a building accident in childhood, and had to overcome poverty to establish an international opera career, ended by political wrangling which saw him go into hiding fearing for his life.

    Cimarosa: Overture (L'impresario in angustie)

  • academy of st martin in the fields
  • accentus chamber choir
  • alessandro amoretti (conductor)
  • amanda roocroft (soprano)
  • anna maria panzarella (ismene)
  • barbara bonney (soprano)
  • birgit finnila (contralto)
  • carlo vincenzo allemano (creonte)
  • christophe rousset (director)
  • decca 460 205-2 cd2 - trs 28 to end

    pergolesi: salve regina in a minor

  • decca 4661342 - trs 18-21
  • elly ameling (soprano)
  • emi cdc5553962 - tr 7

    cimarosa: sequentia (requiem)

  • gilles ragon (adrasto)
  • laura polverelli (emmone)
  • lausanne chamber orchestra
  • les talens lyriques
  • maria bayo (antigona)
  • montreux festival chorus
  • naxos 8.570508 - tr 12

    cimarosa: deh, parlate (il sacrificio d'abramo)

  • neville marriner (conductor)
  • nicolaus esterhazy sinfonia
  • philips 422 489-2 - tr 2

    traetta: festa che termina lo spettacolo (antigona)

  • vittorio negri (conductor)