Cesarini - Cantatas | Aparte AP136

Cesarini - Cantatas


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP136

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 20th January 2017



This album marks the rediscovery of one of the most important composers of the Italian Baroque: Carlo Francesco Cesarini (1666-1741?), a virtuoso violinist also known as Carlo del Violino. The six previously unreleased cantatas on this recording were composed in the early 18th century and regularly performed between 1700 and 1717. They are all taken from Manuscript 2248 of the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, a rich anthological collection assembled for Cardinal Pamphili, a major figure in Roman cultural life. The themes treated are in the pure Arcadian-pastoral tradition: the suffering caused by an unreciprocated love (Penso di non mirarvi), betrayal and distance from the loved one (Oh dell’Adria reina), jealousy (Filli no’l niego io dissi). Two of the cantatas are based on mythological episodes: Ariadne for Già gl’augelli canori, and Phaeton for Fetonte e non ti basta. This major rediscovery is sublimated by the divine Stéphanie Varnerin and L'Astrée (Academia Montis Regalis), in the expert hands of Giorgio Tabacco, enhanced by the famous Aparté recording quality that will delight the most demanding audiophile.

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