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St. Petersburg - Hidden treasures of the Mariinsky - songs & arias by Domenico, Raupach, Dall'Oglio, Manfredini, Cimarosa / Cecilia Bartoli, mz

Album Summary

>Araia, Francesco : La forza dell'amore e dell'odio
>Raupach, Hermann : Altsesta
>Raupach, Hermann : Siroe, re di Persia
>Hasse, Johann A. : La Clemenza di Tito
>Manfredini, Vincenzo : Carlo Magno
>Araia, Francesco : Seleuco
>Cimarosa, Domenico : La vergine del sole
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Cecilia Bartoli returns with a majestic new album of world premiere recordings, hidden treasures of the Mariinsky. For the very first time Bartoli explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaritsas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the enlightened West. Mostly sung in Italian, the album also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian. The music has been intricately researched by Bartoli herself, unlocking the archives of St Petersburg's Mariinsky Library to uncover music lost for over 200 years. Reunites Bartoli with Baroque specialists Diego Fasolis & I Barrochisti.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2014
Anyone expecting...a diet of thin, phoned-in Neapolitan fare will be in for a surprise. There is rich music here, and dramatic too...Bartoli, as ever, is in complete technical command of this music, which in places is as challenging as you'll find at this period...The playing of I Barocchisti...is brilliant, surging, ardent.

The Times, 9th October 2014
Bartoli hurls herself into these lost artefacts of the Russian baroque with every drop of her usual flair and a little more vibrato than before. There's nothing pale-faced either about the musicians of Diego Fasolis's group I Barocchisti; when her coloratura flights fuse with their racing strings it's as if you're spinning helplessly into a vortex.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
Bartoli's voice is wearing well, and she been recorded with sensitivity. Some of her faster passagework sounds a little rough around the edges, even fierce, but her technical skills are still remarkable, and in the best items her bel canto skills and refinements continue to impress.

Opera Now
Cecilia does it again! This is a really fascinating and delightful disc...played with brilliance and fire by Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti and sung with undiminished style and (mostly) beauty.

Financial Times, 11th October 2014
The music includes some cherishable finds and I Barocchisti under Diego Fasolis make ebullient companions. Bartoli herself is starting to sound stretched (the high register is almost semi-detached these days), but she remains agile, passionate, 100% committed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-).



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>Araia, Francesco : La forza dell'amore e dell'odio :: Vado a morir
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Raupach, Hermann : Altsesta :: Razverzi pyos gortani, laya
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1758

>Raupach, Hermann : Altsesta :: Idu na smert
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1758

>Raupach, Hermann : Siroe, re di Persia :: O placido il mare
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1760

>Hasse, Johann A. : La Clemenza di Tito :: De' miei figli (Prologue)
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Marco Brolli (Flute); Michele Pasotti (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Manfredini, Vincenzo : Carlo Magno :: Fra' lacci tu mi credi
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1763

>Araia, Francesco : Seleuco :: Pastor che a notte ombrosa
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Pierluigi Fabretti (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1744

>Raupach, Hermann : Altsesta :: March
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1758

>Manfredini, Vincenzo : Carlo Magno :: Non turbar que' vaghi rai
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Jean Goujon (Flute)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1763

>Cimarosa, Domenico : La vergine del sole :: Agitata in tante pene
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Corrado Giuffredi (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1788

>Manfredini, Vincenzo : Carlo Magno :: A noi vivi, donna eccelsa
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Silvana Bazzoni
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Notes: Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), Switzerland (2012-12-??&2014-02-??&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1763