1 CD / Tactus / 2014-11-11Conductors:
Ensemble: Orchestra Nazionale Artes
Mario Pilatiís career has been very short: a rapid success, terminated too early by illness and a premature death. Mario Pilati was born in Naples...continue...
2 CD / Tactus / 2014-11-11Conductors: Casazza, enrico
Ensemble: Accademia della Magnifica Comunita
Compared with his vocal compositions of over a hundred melodramas, forty oratorios and more than seven hundred profane cantatas with basso continuo and instrumental obbligato,...continue...
Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno / Mikheil Kiria, Simone Alberti, Alic Quintavalla, Angela Nisi, Marco Frusoni, Dario Ciotoli. Roma Sinfonietta
2 CD / Tactus / 2014-11-11Conductors: Bonolis, Martino
Ensemble: Belcanto Chorus; Roma Sinfonietta
Verdiís early production includes an opera, Un giorno di regno, that had a particularly unlucky fate. After the success of his first opera, Oberto, conte...continue...
2 CD / Tactus / 2014-10-14
After hearing Paganini, Schubert said: "I have heard the voice of an angel"; and Liszt: "How much passion, how much suffering in those four strings...continue...
Bellini & Chopin: Vocal Chamber Music and Piano Works / Silvia Martinelli, soprano; Andrea Trovato, piano
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-10-14
The juxtaposition of Bellini and Chopin, coeval romantics, is significant because of the affinity they show in their melodic inspiration. Their "long, long, long melodies",...continue...
Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Bononcini: Cantate da Camera; Il lamento d'Olimpia / Gloria Banditelli, alto; Ensemble Auroro
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-10-14Conductors: Gatti, Enrico
Ensemble: Ensemble Aurora
Alessandro Scarlatti's cantata Bella madre de' fiori, opens with a slow-tempo Sinfonia followed by a series of arias and recitatives, the last of which is...continue...
Giovanni Battista Pegolesi (1710-1736): La Serva Padrona; Salve Regina / Federico Benetti, bass; Angela Nisi, soprano. I Solisti Liriensi
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-10-14Conductors: Scogna, Flavio Emilio
Ensemble: I Solisti Liriensi
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi brought the theatre into churches, and religious seriousness into theatres. He is also the first musician who was never dropped from the...continue...
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09Conductors: Gini, Roberto
Ensemble: Ensemble Concerto
The four cantatas by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi recorded here were published in Naples c. 1736. A short while later, perhaps 1738, a new edition of...continue...
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09Conductors: Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
The Primo Libro di Madrigali a quatro voci was, chronologically speaking, the second work published by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. On the publication's title page...continue...
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09Conductors: Pollastri, Paolo
Ensemble: Ensemble Italiao di Fiati
The second half of the 18th c. and beyond witnessed the widespread popularity in Germanic and Hapsburg regions of a particular type of wind ensemble...continue...
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Trio Hormus
Non-professional lovers of music ranged, in their mastery of the instruments, from amateurs to concert performers. So the instrumental fantasias were "molded" to the patrons'...continue...
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Duo Zigiotti Merlante
The long, productive period of activity of the Neapolitan musician Raffaele Calace, because of its timing (1863-1934), fell into an era of great social and...continue...
Contemporary Clarinet Works - Music of L. Berio, F. De Rossi Re, A. Gottardo, S. Azarova; F. Testi et al. / Josè Daniel Cirigliano
1 CD / Tactus / 2014-09-09
This ten-track, single-disc overview of the clarinet in a 20th c. contemporary musical context offers up performances and interpretations by the skilled Italian virtuoso and...continue...