28 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 108 Mb
Bella Napoli includes works from five composers influenced in Naples in the 17th and 18th centuries. Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg sings cantatas of Domenico Scarlatti, Giuseppe Porsile and Alessandro Scarlatti beautifully and a period-instrument ensemble Baccano, featuring some of the most prominent Baroque specialist musicians in Finland, performs also sonatas of Francesco Mancini, Domenico Scarlatti and Nicola Porpora with different line-ups.
A few hundreds of years ago musical life in Naples was lively, with contributions made by numerous foreign masters who imported and exported influences, ideas and sheet music. The nobility played an important role in this: they were not only ‘customers' and ‘sponsors' but also in many cases skilled musicians. Under their patronage, Naples produced an enormous quantity of sacred music, madrigals, instrumental music and vocal music that went on to enrich cultural life all over Europe. For a long time, opera was an imported commodity in Naples, described as ‘Venetian'. Over the centuries the term ‘Neapolitan opera' has come to signify much more than it geographically implies.
Francesco Mancini - Sonata 4 in A minor for recorder and b.c.
Domenico Scarlatti - No, non fuggire o Nice, cantata for soprano and b.c.
Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata K 91 in G major for violin and b.c.
Giuseppe Porsile - E già tre volte, cantata for soprano, recorder and b.c.
Nicola Porpora - Sonata in F major for cello and b.c.
Giuseppe Porsile - Quella pace gradita, cantata for soprano, violin, recorder, cello and b.c.
Tuuli Lindeberg, Soprano
Hanna Haapamäki, Recorder
Mervi Kinnarinen, Baroque Violin
Jussi Seppänen, Baroque Cello
Eero Palviainen, Baroque Guitar, Lute