Se con Stille Frequenti: Duetti da Camera by Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani | Arcana A424

Se con Stille Frequenti: Duetti da Camera by Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani

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Label: Arcana

Cat No: A424

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 18th November 2016

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In the Baroque period, the duetto da camera, usually conceived for two equal voices and continuo, was an important form of vocal chamber music, of which innumerable examples are found in the works of composers associated with Venice, the leading protagonist in the history of this genre. Venetian Sara Mingardo is joined by a large group of young, talented solo female voices (Silvia Frigato, Lea Desandre) in this amazing project, where masterpieces by the leading composers of the time have been entrusted to the voices best suited to highlight the respective particular musical content. Included in this recording are several previously unpublished and unperformed works, which have been newly transcribed and edited by the harpsichordist Edward Smith. At the heart of the programme, Sara Mingardo leaves her colleagues for a moment to appear as soloist in Fuggi pur, o crudele by Francesco Lucio, a splendid and typical lamento recorded here for the first time and destined to become a big hit.

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