Notes & Reviews:
This recording is a powerful and passionate historically informed performance recording by Italian forces, featuring the great Gemma Bertagnolli and Martin Oro. Harmonices Mundi conducted by Claudio Astronio offers the same high quality and commitment as in their earlier recording of Stradella Italian Duets.
American Record Guide, November/December 2012
For people interested in comparing interpretations, note that in John Barker's survey of Susanna recordings (N/D 2004) he shares George Loomis's recommendation of the Velardi recording (Bongiovanni 2121, N/D 1992). I highly praised two recordings of Stradella's other superb oratorio San Giovanni Battista.
Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
Astronio approaches continuo practice and instrumentation minimally and sensibility, and the choruses are sung rightly by the experienced soloists...Astronio's capable performance will reward anyone interested in the development of Italian oratorio between Carissimi and Handel.
Recording information: Schloss Maretsch, Bolzano, Italy (08/10/2011-08/11/2011).
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Works DetailsStradella, Alessandro : La Susanna
- Conductor: Claudio Astronio
- Ensemble: Harmonices Mundi
- Notes: Schloss Maretsch, Bolzano, Italy (08/10/2011-08/11/2011)
- Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1666