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Melani: L'Europa, Sacred Works / Max, Winter, Samuelis, Wessel, et al

Album Summary

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera
>Muffat, Georg : Partita for clavier in F major
>Pasquini, Bernardo : Work(s)
>Muffat, Georg : Work(s)
>Melani, Alessandro : Requiem for 2 soloists, 5 ripieno voices, 2 violins, viola & basso continuo
>Melani, Alessandro : Beatus vir (Psalm 111), for 5 voices, 5 strings & basso continuo
>Melani, Alessandro : Magnificat, for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass & basso continuo
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Although Alessandro Melani certainly numbers among the most underrated and most infrequently studied composers of the seventeenth century, it was he who produced the best setting of the Don Giovanni subject prior to Mozart with his L'empio punito of 1669. His "mini-opera" 'L'Europa' is a "festa teatrale" focusing on the Phoenician maiden who surrendered to her abductor, Jupiter in bovine guise, and thus founded Western civilization. The music is conveyed with such freshness, intelligence, and dramatic vividness that we have to assign Melani a first place in the ranks of composers between Cavalli, Cesti, and Scarlatti.



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>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. O del mondo, o del cielo
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Aria. Più non vanti il Dio
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. E piagato cola negli stellanti
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Arioso. Sù, sù dunque ò sonante sovrano
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Muffat, Georg : Partita for clavier in F major :: Gigue pour les Anglois
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. Ah, qual barbara stella
  • Performer: Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Aria. O del ciel Numi immortali
  • Performer: Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pasquini, Bernardo : Work(s) :: [Unspecified] Sonata in d, Satz 3
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. Ma qual rimiro in tanto metamorfosi
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Aria. Quel nume bambino
  • Performer: Ekkehard Abele (Bass)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. Quell' appunto
  • Performer: Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. Non temerai i accenti
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Aria. Di cieco amor l'ira inflessibile
  • Performer: Ekkehard Abele (Bass)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Terzetto. Frena i barbari accenti
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Recitativo. Ah, qual colpo di spietato
  • Performer: Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Aria. T'amo Giove e t'adoro
  • Performer: Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : L' Europa, opera :: Terzetto finale. Sappia dunque 'alma amante
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Muffat, Georg : Work(s) :: [Unspecified] Gigue
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : Requiem for 2 soloists, 5 ripieno voices, 2 violins, viola & basso continuo
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano); Cornelia Samuelis (Soprano); Benoit Haller (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : Beatus vir (Psalm 111), for 5 voices, 5 strings & basso continuo :: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano); Cornelia Samuelis (Soprano); Benoit Haller (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : Beatus vir (Psalm 111), for 5 voices, 5 strings & basso continuo :: Gloria Patri et Filio
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano); Cornelia Samuelis (Soprano); Benoit Haller (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : Magnificat, for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass & basso continuo :: Magnificat anima mea Dominum
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano); Cornelia Samuelis (Soprano); Benoit Haller (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Melani, Alessandro : Magnificat, for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass & basso continuo :: Gloria Patri et Filio
  • Performers: Ekkehard Abele (Bass); Veronika Winter (Soprano); Cornelia Samuelis (Soprano); Benoit Haller (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (05/19/2008-05/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque