Giacomo Antonio Perti - Il Mose conduttor del popolo ebreo | Tactus TC661603

Giacomo Antonio Perti - Il Mose conduttor del popolo ebreo

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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC661603

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd June 2013

Contents

Artists

Gloria Banditelli
Marco Bussi
Laura Antonaz
Alberto Allegrezza
Elena Biscuola
Ensemble Les Nations

Conductor

Maria Luisa Baldassari

Works

Perti, Giacomo Antonio

Il Mose conduttor del popolo ebreo

Artists

Gloria Banditelli
Marco Bussi
Laura Antonaz
Alberto Allegrezza
Elena Biscuola
Ensemble Les Nations

Conductor

Maria Luisa Baldassari

About

The revival of the oratorio MosŤ liberatore del popolo ebreo (1685), for five voices, trumpet and strings, celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of Giacomo Antonio Perti, a versatile Bolognese musician who was born in 1661 and died in 1756 at the age of 95, after more than seventy years of musical activity.

MosŤ, a miniature opera (as baroque oratorios basically were), presents a series of characters that are skilfully outlined by Pertiís lively music. The characters that stand out are the solemn, tormented Moses (alto); the haughty, quick-tempered Pharaoh (a virtuoso, agile bass); and the Text, who relates events and comments on them - when the oratorio was performed for the first time, this role was assigned to one of the greatest male altos of those days.

Pertiís arias require great virtuosity in the singers (in this edition, recorded by the ensemble Les Nations, there are some of the best Italian specialists of baroque singing) and in the trumpet player. The trumpet is an unusual presence, but this instrument was much appreciated in the Bolognese musical milieu of that period, and it lends a really unique instrumental timbre to the composition.

Cast:
- MosŤ: Gloria Banditelli
- Faraone: Marco Bussi
- Generale di Faraone: Laura Antonaz
- Capo del popolo ebreo: Alberto Allegrezza
- Testo: Elena Biscuola

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