giovedì 14 luglio 2016

Amore e morte dell'amore

13 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 106 Mb

Now working, my mistake, sorry.

The duet madrigal, chamber cantata, or aria was a prime form of the early Baroque, ready-made for a noble family that wished to display its house singers and even draw from them a little bit of competition. There are a number of albums in the genre on the market, but Amore e morte dell'amore (Love and the Death of Love), from reigning Baroque soprano queen Roberta Invernizzi and newer contralto talent Sonia Prina, stands out from the crowd. First there are the rich voices of the singers themselves, who could sing a random web search page and make it sound good, and their razor-sharp coordination. Second is the program, which traverses the entire 17th century and moves into the 18th, holding everything together thematically and largely avoiding well-known numbers (other than the finale duet from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea), touching on some unusual mid-century finds by Antonio Lotti and Francesco Durante, with a well-placed ensemble treatment of a Domenico Scarlatti sonata as an interlude. That piece shows off the talents of the Ensemble Claudiana, new faces on the historical-performance scene. Above all these individual factors is their coherence into an overall package. Invernizzi and Prina get the intimate chamber quality of most of this music, its natural habitat of a music room with a group of connoisseurs who were ready to listen closely. They are virtuosic, lithe, and playful, even when they approach a serious text. Naïve supports them beautifully with studio sound. Highly recommended.


Interrotte speranze di Claudio Monteverdi
Mentre vaga angioletta di Claudio Monteverdi
Se morto mi brami di Benedetto Marcello
Tanti strali di George Frederick Handel
Pur tí miro di Claudio Monteverdi
Giuramento amoroso di Antonio Lotti
Sonata, K90 di Domenico Scarlatti
Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben di Claudio Monteverdi
Son io barbara donna di Francesco Durante
Vorrei baciarti di Claudio Monteverdi
Sono liete, fortunate di George Frederick Handel

Roberta Invernizzi, Soprano
Sonia Prina, Contralto

Ensemble Claudiana
dir. Luca Pianca

13 commenti:

  1. Hello, the links are not working - only for me?
    Thank you very much!

  2. Link, por favor!!!

  3. Everybody is right - the links are dead ! Can this problem be
    fixed please? Seems to be an interesting album, thanks for sharing. Roger

  4. No es la primera vez que usted hace esto,
    no se si es una broma,de ser esto,he de
    decirle que tiene usted un curioso sentido
    del humor.
    Gracias por nada,un saludo.

  5. Link not working here either

  6. i've seen it in flac at this adress :

  7. Thanks for the re-up ! I guess that's what happens when you let your cat drive the car. My Lab would have had live links.
    Anyway everybody is now happy, thanks again, Roger.