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Alessandro Scarlatti: Con eco d'Amore - arias from cantatas, serenatas & operas / Elizabeth Watts, soprano; The English Consort, Cummings

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Griselda (Opera, 1721)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Endimione e Cintia (serenata, 1705)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Non so qual più m'ingombra (cantata, 1716)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Eraclea (Opera, 1700)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La Santissima Vergine del Rosario (oratorio, 1707)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Correa nel seno amato (cantata, 1690)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Erminia (serenata, 1723)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : 7 Arie con tromba sola
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mitridate Eupatore (Opera, 1706)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Tigrane (Opera, 1715)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Scipione nelle Spagne (Opera, 1714)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Venere, Amore e Ragione (serenata, 1706)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La Statira (Opera, 1690)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : A battaglia, pensieri, chamber cantata for soprano, alto, 2 violins, cello, double bass, trumpet, ma
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Notes & Reviews:

Soprano Elizabeth Watts has established herself among the brightest talents performing today. Her voice has been described by International Record Review as, "one of the most beautiful Britain has seen in a generation." On Con eco d'amore, Watts performs a selection of rarely heard arias from cantatas, serenatas and operas by Alessandro Scarlatti. She is joined by the acclaimed period instrument ensemble The English Concert led by Laurence Cummings.

The Observer, 8th October 2015
Golden-voiced soprano Elizabeth Watts has spent the past few years unearthing neglected arias by Alessandro Scarlatti...Watts just about gets away with the spectacular pyrotechnics but is most affecting when Scarlatti takes his foot off the accelerator.

Opera Now, October 2015
This is exciting music, revealing an enormous range of colour and emotions through both scoring and vocal line. Watts grabs every opportunity with a voice of perfect weight, pliancy and line, offering a solid middle balanced with an exciting top.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2015
The music is fascinating, often revelatory, the playing of The English Concert first-rate (Laurence Cummings always has a precise ear for texture and colour), while the mingled grace, brilliance and expressive intensity of Watt's singing could hardly be bettered.

The Independent, 11th October 2015
Here given new life with the invigorating English Concert, skittering firework displays alternate with soulful contemplation in a programme full of surprises.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2015
As her career has progressed, Watts hasn't lost the ability to get to the heart of an aria and peel back the layers... there's scintillating playing from The English Concert, including a dashing obbilgato solo by violinist Huw Daniel in 'Esci omai'.

CD Review, 12th December 2015
It's amazing, tightrope walking stuff there; the fact that she can control her vibrato and actually distinguish between a trill and that vibrato and some of those high notes; the sheer tone quality is astonishing, and the way she's managing to blend with the trumpet; this is a contest without an obvious winner, and that's very much in the recording's favour.

The Arts Desk, 26th December 2015
Watts and director Laurence Cummings give us a dazzling sequence of numbers. Her voice is thrilling at full pelt: brassy enough to make your windows rattle, but sensitive and seductive in the quieter moments. There's some glorious, athletic trumpet playing from Mark Bennett, and the whole anthology fizzes with theatrical energy.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London (11/2014).



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>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Griselda (Opera, 1721) :: Figlio! Tiranno! O Dio!
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Endimione e Cintia (serenata, 1705) :: Se geloso è il mio core
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Non so qual più m'ingombra (cantata, 1716) :: Nacque, col Gran Messia
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 12/1716

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Eraclea (Opera, 1700) :: A questa nuovo affanno
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La Santissima Vergine del Rosario (oratorio, 1707) :: Mentr'io godo in dolce oblio
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Correa nel seno amato (cantata, 1690) :: Ombre opache
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1694

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Erminia (serenata, 1723) :: Recit
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Erminia (serenata, 1723) :: Aria
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : 7 Arie con tromba sola :: Con voce festiva
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mitridate Eupatore (Opera, 1706) :: Recit.
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Tigrane (Opera, 1715) :: Sussurrando il venticello
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Scipione nelle Spagne (Opera, 1714) :: Ergiti, Amor, su i vanni
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mitridate Eupatore (Opera, 1706) :: Esci omai
  • Performers: Huw Daniel (Violin); Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mitridate Eupatore (Opera, 1706) :: Dolce stimolo al tuo bel cor
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Venere, Amore e Ragione (serenata, 1706) :: D'amor l'accesa face
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : La Statira (Opera, 1690) :: Lo non son di quei campioni
  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : A battaglia, pensieri, chamber cantata for soprano, alto, 2 violins, cello, double bass, trumpet, ma
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Elizabeth Watts
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1699