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Francesco Gasparini: Il Bajazet, opera (1719) / Leonardo De Lisi; Filippo Mineccia; Giuseppina Bridelli; Ewa Gubanska; Antonio Giovannini

Album Summary

>Gasparini, Francesco : Il Bajazet, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Carlo Ipata, inveterate searcher for unjustly forgotten musical scores, directs Il Bajazet, an important three-act opera by Francesco Gasparini, showing marked influences of the Roman Arcadian Baroque School. Mr. Ipata conducts his own Auser Musici for this new Glossa recording, made in conjunction with festival performances staged in 2014. Antonella D'Ovidio's accompanying booklet essay delves into the opera's history and comments lucidly on the style of this neglected operatic master whose music was swept aside in the wake of Vivaldi, Porpora and Handel.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2015
Ipata conducts with a thoughtful ear for detailed phrasing and Auser Musici provide graceful orchestral playing...The set is essential for anyone wanting to better understand the course material that inspired Handel's genius; but of course it also reveals some considerable merits of Gasparini.

BBC Music Magazine, November 2015
Leonardo De Lisi commands Borosini's odd tenor-baritone register... and communicates Bajazet's brooding complexity even in the shortest of numbers. Countertenor Filippo Mineccia's edgy, ferocious brilliance brings out Tamerlano's ever-simmering menace... in Bordoni's role, Ewa Gubanska embodies sweetness, particularly in her penultimate aria ravishingly set to pizzicato violins. The musicianship of director Carlo Ipata and Auser Musici is superb.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chiesa del Crocifisso, Barga, Italy (06/29/2014-07/06/2014).


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>Gasparini, Francesco : Il Bajazet, opera
  • Performers: Filippo Mineccia; Antonio Giovannini; Leonardo Lisi (Voice); Giuseppina Bridelli (Voice); Raffaele Pe; Giorgia Cinciripi; Ewa Gubanska
  • Conductor: Carlo Ipata
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Notes: Chiesa del Crocifisso, Barga, Italy (06/29/2014-07/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta