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Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Complete String Sinfonias / Marco Piantoni & Nunzia Sorrentino, violins; Rebeca Ferri, cello; Francesco Cera, hpsi & organ

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  1. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major: I. Grave - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major: II. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major: III. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 8 in A Minor: I. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 8 in A Minor: II. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 8 in A Minor: III. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 8 in A Minor: IV. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major: I. Adagio - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major: II. Vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major: III. Grave - Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 5 in F Major: I. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 5 in F Major: II. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 5 in F Major: III. Largo - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 5 in F Major: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 1 in D Minor $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major: I. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major: II. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major: III. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major: IV. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major: V. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 7 in G Major: I. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 7 in G Major: II. Vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 7 in G Major: III. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 7 in G Major: IV. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 9 in A Minor: I. Largo - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 9 in A Minor: II. Presto - Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  29. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 9 in A Minor: III. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  30. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 9 in A Minor: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  31. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat Major $0.69 on iTunes
  32. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 4 in D Major: I. Grave - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  33. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 4 in D Major: II. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  34. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 4 in D Major: III. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  35. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 4 in D Major: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  36. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 6 in F Major: I. Grave - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  37. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 6 in F Major: II. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  38. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 6 in F Major: III. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  39. Stradella — Sinfonia No. 6 in F Major: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major, 7. 3-1
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in A minor, 7. 3-8 (McC 20)
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-2
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, 7. 3-5 (McC 17)
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sinfonia for violin, cello & continuo no 1 in D minor
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-3
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G major, 7. 3-7
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in A minor, 7. 3-9
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for violin, cello & continuo in B flat major, 7.2-2
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-4
>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, 7. 3-6
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Notes & Reviews:

Theatrical chamber music might appear to be a contradiction in terms, but the unlikely idea is fulfilled by these sparkling, highly wrought trio sonatas. For despite their title, that is what they are: most composers of the 18th century may have used the sonata designation for this form, but Alessandro Stradella employed at least several of these works as preludes or overtures to his dramatic and sacred works such as the oratorio Susanna (already recorded on Brilliant Classics, BC94345). Stradella's music, which is at last receiving something of the interest it deserves, contains passages of pure genius even in the relatively small but excellent instrumental repertoire. The sinfonia in F major numbered sixth here is a case in point, opening with a furiously agitated allegro and following with a striking union of lamenting slow and energetic quick sections. A contemplative slow movement then precedes a substantial, Handelian fugue: it is as if Stradella were working through a range of generic archetypes available to him, within the course of one 10-minute sonata. The A minor Sinfonia is rather more unified, no less witty than the F major work and again containing a thoroughly worked fugue, but now capped with a finale full of surprising dissonance. The sinfonias have been recorded here by an Italian early-music ensemble led from the keyboard by Francesco Cera, whose expertise in the field of composers in this era is attested to by a wide-ranging discography on Brilliant Classics which includes albums of music by d'Anglebert (BC94793), Trabaci (BC94897), Scarlatti (BC94488) and J.S. Bach (BC94639). Of his Orgelbüchlein recording, MusicWeb International commented that 'Francesco Cera plays with that innate rhythm that establishes that irresistible, compelling pulse in Bach... I wouldn't just want to have one recording of these works ... but if I had to reduce to one, it would be Cera.' The same site noted of 'Scarlatti and Neapolitan Song' that it is 'a most intriguing disc. Anyone interested in Scarlatti should consider it... Cera delivers fine interpretations of the various sonatas on a beautiful instrument.' This new CD presents the complete String Sinfonias by Alessandro Stradella, a First Recording! The music by Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) is gaining rapidly in recognition and popularity. The composer's extremely adventurous life (he was an aristocratic lady-killer, who himself was murdered in the end by a revengeful rival) and his equally adventurous music presents a forceful image of a fascinating and important figure of the Italian Baroque. Stradella's String Sinfonias are dramatic works, frequently used by the composer as an overture for his operas and cantatas. The sudden and extreme mood shifts and the expression of deep human emotions show a composer of dramatic genius. Francesco Cera is one of Italy's foremost Early Music musicians. As a cembalist and conductor he built an impressive discography, for Brilliant Classics he recorded works by Trabaci, d'Anglebert, Scarlatti and Bach.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilent (05/30/2015-06/02/2015).



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>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major, 7. 3-1
  • Conductor: Francesco Cera
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in A minor, 7. 3-8 (McC 20)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-2
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, 7. 3-5 (McC 17)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sinfonia for violin, cello & continuo no 1 in D minor
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-3
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G major, 7. 3-7
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in A minor, 7. 3-9
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for violin, cello & continuo in B flat major, 7.2-2
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, 7. 3-4
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Stradella, Alessandro : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, 7. 3-6
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica
  • Notes: Refectory room of the Franciscan Convent, Lustra Cilento, Italy (05/30/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque