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Antonio Cesti (1623-69): 'Alma Mia' / Raquel Andueza, soprano; La Galania

Album Summary

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia
>Cesti, Antonio : La Dori
>Cesti, Antonio : Orontea
>Cesti, Antonio : Il Tito
>Cesti, Antonio : Non si parli, cantata for voice, 2 violins & continuo
>Cesti, Antonio : O quanto, cantata for voice & continuo (2 versions)
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Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
This excellent program has 4 opera sinfonias, 2 cantatas, and 10 arias from 4 different operas. The performers are all Spanish, and this is the third album on their own record label. The music is all of very high quality, and these strong performances capture the Cesti's expert command of theatrical writing extremely well. By turns vigorous (in the cantata 'Non Si Parla Piu D'Amore'), seductive (the gently kissing breezes in 'Intorno All'Idol Mio' from Orontea), and laughing ('Su Lieta Scherzate' from L'Argia), soprano Raquel Andueza brings the dramatic scenes to vivid life. The Galania ensemble plays with subtle expression, warm energy, and evocative power. The 40-page booklet is a model of attractive modern design with clear texts in easy-to-read fonts, a very good essay about the music, and colorful design.

A compilation of Antonio Cesti's most beautiful arias and cantatas. 95% of this CD contains world première recordings. Antonio Cesti was one of the leading composers of the XVIIth Century. His wonderful melodies and harmonies from his compositions make clear why Medici family was so interested in having him as a regular composer. He worked in Italy and in Austria as well, but the Italian style accompanies all his work. Love, passion, tenderness, fire, all presented by La Galanía and the Spanish soprano Raquel Andueza.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Madrid.



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Works Details

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia :: Alma mia
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : La Dori :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1657

>Cesti, Antonio : Orontea :: Mie pene
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1649

>Cesti, Antonio : Orontea :: Vieni Alidoro
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1649

>Cesti, Antonio : La Dori :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1657

>Cesti, Antonio : Il Tito :: Che mi consigli Amor
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : Non si parli, cantata for voice, 2 violins & continuo
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : Il Tito :: Berenice
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : Orontea :: Intorno all'Idol mio
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1649

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia :: Sú lieti scherzate
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : O quanto, cantata for voice & continuo (2 versions)
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : La Dori :: Amor se la palma
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1657

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : L'Argia :: Disserratevi abissi
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : Orontea :: Dormi, ben mio
  • Performer: Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: La Galanía
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1649