Stradella - La Susanna | Glossa - Cabinet GCDC81201

Stradella - La Susanna

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Label: Glossa - Cabinet

Cat No: GCDC81201

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th April 2014

Contents

Artists

Emanuela Galli
Barbara Zanichelli
Roberto Balconi
Luca Dordolo
Matteo Bellotto
Ensemble Aurora

Conductor

Enrico Gatti

Works

Stradella, Alessandro

La Susanna

Artists

Emanuela Galli
Barbara Zanichelli
Roberto Balconi
Luca Dordolo
Matteo Bellotto
Ensemble Aurora

Conductor

Enrico Gatti

About

A few years after the assassination of Stradella, Pierre Bourdelot and Pierre Bonnet-Bourdelot included a story of the episode in their Histoire de la Musique in 1715, and consequently the ‘legend of Stradella’ was born. According to the legend, Stradella had disappeared with the lover of a Venetian noble, who in response hired a band of assassins to pursue the lovers from city to city.

In the booklet of this CD – with its recording by Enrico Gatti, his Ensemble Aurora and Emanuela Galli in the title role – are contained the latest results of Carolyn Gianturco’s investigation into the life and works of Stradella, including some completely new information.

La Susanna, an erotic oratorio, was written by Stradella in 1681 on commission from Francesco II, Duke of Modena, who was very fond of the genre. A fine summary of the oratorio’s noteworthy qualities was put forth in a letter by a gentleman who had been present at rehearsals of its first performance. He wrote that he was ‘estatic about the sinfonias, about the variety of the arias, about the exquisiteness of the recitative and about the diversity and unexpectedness of the subjects and about the rarity of the basso continuo’.

Cast:
- Emanuela Galli [Susanna]
- Barbara Zanichelli [Daniele]
- Roberto Balconi [Testo]
- Luca Dordolo [Secondo Giudice]
- Matteo Bellotto [Primo Giudice]

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