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Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore, Credimi pur che t'amo, etc / Fedi, Ipata, Auser Musici

Album Summary

>Porpora, Nicola : Or si m'avveggio, oh Amore, cantata for voice, cello & orchestra
>Porpora, Nicola : Credimi pur che t'amo, cantata for voice & orchestra
>Porpora, Nicola : Gia la notte s'avvicina (La pesca), cantata for voice & orchestra, Op. 1/4
>Porpora, Nicola : Or che d'orrido verno, cantata for soprano, flute, strings & continuo
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Nicola Porpora is best known for his open rivalry with Handel on the London operatic scene and is remembered more for the ferocious controversies that raged between the two men than for his music. But this dazzling new disc from Auser Musici shows the composer to be a profound musician with a rich and wide-ranging output, a mastery of compositional technique and a keen sense of theatre and dramatic pacing. Stylishly performed and recorded, this disc will surely force a reappraisal of Porpora's artistry and reawaken interest in this great composer.

'This outstanding disc not only displays unequivocal proof of Porpora's exceptional skill ... but also provides some of the most genuinely enjoyable and captivating performances of eighteenth-century vocal music I have heard on disc for a very long time ... These are brilliantly written recitatives, clearly, but with Fedi's clarity of diction and conviction of delivery, they are transformed into something truly exceptional. Yet to single out the recitatives, when the instrumental colouring of the arias and sinfonias is so magical, is to do a major disservice both to Porpora and to Auser Musici ... Here is music-making of such infectious happiness that this disc is destined to be a constant companion for the foreseeable future' (International Record Review)

'Soprano Elena Cecchi Fedi's singing is both beautiful and vocally deft, and the playing of the Italian group Auser Musici is emotionally responsive and dramatically alert to match. The opening cantata, Or si m'aveggio, oh Amore, with its rocketing cello obligato, is particularly fine' (The Irish Times)



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>Porpora, Nicola : Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore, cantata for voice, cello & orchestra
  • Performers: Elena Fedi (Voice); Alessandro Palmeri (Cello)
  • Conductor: Carlo Ipata
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 11 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1733

>Porpora, Nicola : Credimi pur che t'amo, cantata for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Elena Fedi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Ipata
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/04/1712

>Porpora, Nicola : Già la notte s'avvicina (La pesca), cantata for voice & orchestra, Op. 1/4
  • Performer: Elena Fedi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Ipata
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1735

>Porpora, Nicola : Or che d'orrido verno, cantata for soprano, flute, strings & continuo
  • Performers: Elena Fedi (Voice); Carlo Ipata (Flute)
  • Conductor: Carlo Ipata
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 17 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725-1730