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Ferdinando Paër (1771-1839): La Passione di Gesù Cristo, oratorio / Coro La Stagione Armonica; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Balestracci

Album Summary

>Paër, Ferdinando : Passione di Gesù Cristo, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

During the 18th and early 19th c., Pietro Metastasio's oratorio texts were the ones most frequently employed for musical settings of the Passion, but on three occasions composers set to music texts by Pietro Bagnoli. This cpo CD release marks the world premiere recording of Ferdinando Paër's highly expressive and extraordinarily imaginative Passion (1810), set to Bagnoli's La Passione di Gesù Cristo. The Parma-born Paër numbered among the most important opera composers of his generation and in his era was one of Europe's most prominent and influential musical personalities.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium Pollini, Padova (04/18/2011-04/20/2011).


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>Paër, Ferdinando : Passione di Gesù Cristo, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Valentina Coladonato (Soprano); Valentina Kutzarova; Alvaro Lozano
  • Conductor: Sergio Balestracci
  • Ensemble: Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
  • Notes: Auditorium Pollini, Padova (04/18/2011-04/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic