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Sergio Foresti & Ensemble Due Venti – Amanti – Cantatas for Bass (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sergio Foresti & Ensemble Due Venti – Amanti – Cantatas for Bass (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:12:26 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Classical
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In the Italian society of the early eighteenth century, the musical genre of the chamber cantata was popular as a refined form of entertainment. The chamber cantata is a relatively short composition, consisting of a couple of arias with the addition of one or two recitatives. They were performed in the private ambiances of the noble circles. A performance just needed the instruments of the basso continuo (harpsichord, cello, and if wanted for example a lute) and of course an excellent voice.

The Venetian composer Benedetto Marcello (1686-1737) was one of the most prolific composers of the genre, especially in his early years between 1710 and 1720. He wrote approximately 300 cantatas of which over 20 for the bass voice. This is an exceptionally high number. The composer strived to achieve a perfect harmony between poetry and music. As such, his cantatas were an invaluable laboratory for his famous Psalms. These were admired by great composers like Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, and Chopin. Verdi especially appreciated Marcello’s recitatives.

The present recording offers five chamber cantatas of Marcello for the bass voice. All the cantatas of this recording are in RARA form (Recitative-Aria-Recitative-Aria) and the arias regularly have the da capo form. The recitatives are often unpredictable in their harmonic solutions. Like most of Marcello’s Cantatas, they treat the subject of love. But the lovers are not happy. They struggle with the all too human complexity of love: feelings of rejection, sadness, jealousy, hope, and mourning. Their thoughts and feelings are intended to stimulate personal reflection.

Tracklist:
01. Marcello: Udite, amanti SF A356: Recitative: Udite amanti
02. Marcello: Udite, amanti SF A356 : Aria (Adagio): Pena più cruda e ria
03. Marcello: Udite, amanti SF A356: Recitative: Credei che il mio sincero
04. Marcello: Udite, amanti SF A356 : Aria (Tempo giusto): Si disciolga quell’empia catena
05. Marcello: Che io viva in tante pene SF A55: Recitative: Che io viva in tante pene
06. Marcello: Che io viva in tante pene SF A55: Aria (Sostenuto adagio): Basta dir
07. Marcello: Che io viva in tante pene SF A55: Recitative: È ver che, accesa d’amoroso foco
08. Marcello: Che io viva in tante pene SF A55: Aria: Se a far pago
09. Marcello: Quanta pietà mi fate SF A278: Recitative: Quanta pietà mi fate
10. Marcello: Quanta pietà mi fate SF A278: Aria (Andante): Privo allor delle ruggiade
11. Marcello: Quanta pietà mi fate SF A278: Recitative: Ma quanto, o dio! di voi
12. Marcello: Quanta pietà mi fate SF A278: Aria (Lento): Piangete al pianto mio
13. Marcello: Lungi, speranze SF A182: Recitative: Lungi, speranze
14. Marcello: Lungi, speranze SF A182: Aria (Andante): Nel mio cor
15. Marcello: Lungi, speranze SF A182: Recitative: Giurò, giurò quell’empia
16. Marcello: Lungi, speranze SF A182: Aria (Largo): Sento già nel mezzo al mio core
17. Marcello: Poiché fato inumano SF A252: Recitative: Poiché fato inumano
18. Marcello: Poiché fato inumano SF A252: Aria (Adagio): Luci belle
19. Marcello: Poiché fato inumano SF A252: Recitative: Questa che mi divide
20. Marcello: Poiché fato inumano SF A252: Aria (Allegro): Come scoglio che l’onda disprezza

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