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Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): La Susanna, oratorio (1681) / Enrico Gatti

Album Summary

>Stradella, Alessandro : La Susanna
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A few years after Stradella's assassination (!) in 1682, a story of the episode that led to his death appeared in the duo-Bourdelot-authored 1715 Histoire de la Musique. The booklet of this CD - with its recording from Enrico Gatti, his Ensemble Aurora and Emanuela Galli in the title role - contains the latest results of Carolyn Gianturco's Stradella investigation, including some completely new information.

Expedition Audio Recommended
Vocal music was Stradella's strength, having composed six operas and more than 170 oratorios. La Susanna is based on the same material as Handel’s oratorio composed in 1748... Musically and in form the piece sounds more like Monteverdi than Handel. There is definitely an early Baroque sound to the work ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Emanuela Galli, Barbara Zanichelli (soprano); Luca Dordolo (tenor); Roberto Balconi (countertenor); Matteo Bellotto (bass voice).

Recording information: Chiesa S. Francesco, Preggio, Italy (07/2003).


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>Stradella, Alessandro : La Susanna
  • Performer: Enrico Gatti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Enrico Gatti
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Aurora
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1666