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El Maestro Farinelli - Songs and arias by Nicola Conforto, Hasse, Porpora, C.P.E. Bach, Corradini, Marcolini, Porpora, Nebra, Jommelli

Album Summary

>Conforto, Nicola : La festa cinese, overture to the opera
>Porpora, Nicola : Carlo il calvo
>Hasse, Johann A. : Sinfonia a quattro in G minor, Op. 5/6
>Nebra, José de : Tempestad grande amigo, fandango for 3 voices & string orchestra (from Vendado es amor, no es ciego)
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Sonata for keyboard in C major, H. 178, Wq. 65/41
>Corradini, Francesco : Baile de las mascaras
>Marcolini, Juan : La dicha en la desgracia y vida campestre
>Porpora, Nicola : Polifemo
>Nebra, José de : Amar y ser amado y la divina Philotea
>Nebra, José de : Para obsequio a la deydad, nunca es culto la crueldad, y Iphigenia en Tracia
>Nebra, José de : Vendado es amor, no es ciego
>Nebra, José de : Viento es la dicha de amor
>Nebra, José de : Donde hay violencia no hay culpa
>Jommelli, Niccolò : Periodical Overture, for orchestra
>Traetta, Tommaso : Armida
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Pablo Heras-Casado, "one of the most exciting conductors of his generation" (Die Welt), makes his Archiv Produktion debut performing instrumental and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the legendary 18th-century castrato who served as impresario and court musician to the kings of Spain.

As one of the label's &dbquo;Archiv Ambassadors"Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career: He has encompassed the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically-informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores, and has already developed a special rapport with a number of soloists, orchestras and opera houses. Now he returns to his core repertoire and musical heritage.

This new album with works of Baroque composers like Hasse, Porpora and Jomelli represents a fine selection of pieces, which Farinelli presented during his time as concert master/conductor in Madrid and Aranjuez. El Maestro Farinelli features eight world premier recordings, including some arias sung by Bejun Mehta, "the best countertenor in the world" by Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The Times, 23rd May 2014
Aside from the dance rhythms and castanets, found especially in pieces by JosT de Nebra, there's another reason to tap the foot. It's the conducting of the Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado, now a fast-rising star. With him at the helm, the period instrument stalwarts of Concerto K÷ln have no chance of sounding podgy.

The Guardian, 10th July 2014
The disc feels bitty, the result, one suspects, of trying to tell too complex a tale in too little space...But the individual numbers are terrific, the conducting flamboyant and the playing punchy and suave.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2014
The disc's highlight is countertenor Bejun Mehta's poignant and beautifully controlled reading of Porpora's aria 'Alto Giove' from Polifemo...Concerto K÷ln, under the dynamic baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, offers such taut and spirited playing that surely even the melancholic Philip would have cheered.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (01/2014); Probenstudio Stolberger Straáe, Cologne (01/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (07/2013/08/2013); Probenstudio Stolberger Straáe, Cologne (07/2013/08/2013).



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Works Details

>Conforto, Nicola : La festa cinese, overture to the opera
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1751

>Porpora, Nicola : Carlo il calvo :: Overture
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1738

>Hasse, Johann A. : Sinfonia a quattro in G minor, Op. 5/6
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Tempestad grande amigo, fandango for 3 voices & string orchestra (from Vendado es amor, no es ciego)
  • Performers: Joël Grare (Percussion); Bejun Mehta
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Sonata for keyboard in C major, H. 178, Wq. 65/41
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1763

>Corradini, Francesco : Baile de las máscaras :: [Excerpts]
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marcolini, Juan : La dicha en la desgracia y vida campestre :: Overture
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Porpora, Nicola : Polifemo :: Alto Giove
  • Performer: Bejun Mehta
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Amar y ser amado y la divina Philotea :: Seguidilla
  • Performer: Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Para obsequio a la deydad, nunca es culto la crueldad, y Iphigenia en Tracia :: Seguidilla
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Period Time: Baroque

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Vendado es amor, no es ciego :: Seguidilla
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1744

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Viento es la dicha de amor :: Canción
  • Performer: Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Donde hay violencia no hay culpa :: Seguidilla no 1
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1744

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Donde hay violencia no hay culpa :: Seguidilla no 2
  • Performer: Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1744

>Niccolò Jommelli (Composer) (1714 - 1774) : Periodical Overture, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Traetta, Tommaso : Armida :: Overture
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical