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Francesco Durante: Neapolitan Christmas, Vol. 2 / Michael Alexander Willens, Die Koelner Akademie

Audio Samples

  1. Durante — Cito pastores (arr. L. Oda): Chorus: Cito pastores $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Durante — Cito pastores (arr. L. Oda): Recitative: O sapientia eterna de corde Altissimi emanatal $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Durante — Cito pastores (arr. L. Oda): Aria: Quam beata nostra vita quae dignitas est videre $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Durante — Cito pastores (arr. L. Oda): Recitative: Exulta filia Sion $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Durante — Cito pastores (arr. L. Oda): Duet: Adoramus te $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Durante — Laudate pueri (detto il Grottesco) in G major (arr. L. Oda) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Durante — Litanie a due voci con Violini: Kyrie eleison (arr. M.A. Willens) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Kyrie eleison (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Christe eleison (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Kyrie eleison (da capo) (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Gloria (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Gratias (Soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Domine Deus (Soprano, Alto) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Qui tollis (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Qui tollis (Soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Qui sedes (Soprano, Alto Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Quoniam (Soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Durante — Missa in afflictionis tempore in F major (arr. M.A. Willens): Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Durante, Francesco : Pastorale "Cito Pastores", motet
>Durante, Francesco : Laudate, pueri "Breve" "Detto il Grottesco", motet
>Durante, Francesco : Litanie for 2 voices & violin in E minor
>Durante, Francesco : Kyrie-Gloria Mass, "in Pastorale" in A major, for voices & ensemble
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Kölner Akademie under its proven conductor Willens now presents more atmospheric Christmas compositions by Francesco Durante, one of the greatest Neapolitan church composers of the first half of the 18th century. He was one of the most influential teachers in Naples, and at the top of the list of the representatives of the Neapolitan school.

MusicWeb International, November 2012
Considering the fact that so little of Durante's vocal oeuvre has been recorded these discs are most welcome. In particular those who like to hear something less conventional during Christmastide should investigate these discs.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Conductor Michael Alexander Willens offers strong leadership and draws out the riches in the music most effectively. Interest never wanes; the two voices (soprano Monica Piccinini and alto Ursula Eittinger) are beautifully matched and engage the listener; we want to hear their message and pray with them.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011).



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Works Details

>Durante, Francesco : Pastorale "Cito Pastores", motet
  • Performers: Thilo Dahlmann (Bass); Alberto Doest; Monica Piccinini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Willens
  • Ensemble: Kölner Akademie
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Durante, Francesco : Laudate, pueri "Breve" "Detto il Grottesco", motet
  • Performers: Thilo Dahlmann (Bass); Alberto Doest; Monica Piccinini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Willens
  • Ensemble: Kölner Akademie
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Durante, Francesco : Litanie for 2 voices & violin in E minor
  • Performer: Monica Piccinini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Willens
  • Ensemble: Kölner Akademie
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Durante, Francesco : Kyrie-Gloria Mass, "in Pastorale" in A major, for voices & ensemble
  • Performers: Thilo Dahlmann (Bass); Alberto Doest; Christina Kuhne; Monica Piccinini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Willens
  • Ensemble: Kölner Akademie
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas