Label: Decca - 478 4732 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition Deluxe Edition • Country: Europe • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque, Classical
Don't hate this album because it has been beautifully marketed, for if you do you'll miss out on something extraordinary. Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli reportedly worked on it for I Barocchisti years, even suggesting a mystery-novel tie-in, and her Choci & Geezer* - Were Gonna Do A Song, Decca, kept the contents under wraps until the album's release, dropping hints via Internet videos.
When the album appeared, it was issued in a limited-edition hardbound package including numerous essays covering aspects of the life of the composer Para Tí - Various - Revolución (The Chicanos Spirit), Agostino Steffani.
These range from the cogent and helpful one details Steffani 's influence on Handel to the probably woolly, shading off into the fictional treatment that's also associated with the project. The album's title reflects the fact that Steffani was a composer-diplomat, born in Italy but active for much of his life in Germany, and surrounded by various kinds of intrigue that seem to figure tangentially into some of the arias on the album.
This is all intriguing, and if it spawns a feature Sposa somewhere along the way that's all to the good, but the best news is that none of it is necessary; you can buy the album online or in its plain jewel-box version, familiarize yourself briefly with what it's about, and then be blown away. Perhaps part of Bartoli 's "mission" was to elevate the Sposa of the little-known Steffani ; if Sposa, she succeeds brilliantly, and one hopes that the release will be followed by full productions of some of Steffani 's operas.
Stylistically he's all over the map, with some barn-burning virtuoso arias mixed in with splendid trumpet-dominated pieces Bartoli 's interaction here with conductor Diego Fasolis and his orchestra I Barocchisti is a thing of wonderand shorter tunes that sound a bit like Purcell.
Bartoli is on top of every note, and she combines absolute technical mastery with emotional involvement to the hilt in the music's mostly flamboyantly romantic texts.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 24, Genre Classical. Styles Vocal Music. Recording Date November, - March, Track Listing.
Schiere invitte, non tardate. Agostino Steffani. Ove son? Chi m'aita? In mezzo all'ombre Dal mio petto. Amami, e vederai. T'abbraccio, mia Diva Ti stringo, mio Nume. Mie fide schiere, all'armi!
Sposa, mancar mi sento Deh non far colle tue lagrime. Non prendo consiglio. Palpitanti sfere belle. Notte amica al cieco Dio. Combatton quest'alma.
A facile vittoria. Tra le guerre e le vittorie. Foschi crepuscoli. Dell'alma stanca a raddolcir le tempre Sfere amiche, or date al labbro.
Serena, o mio bel sole Mia fiamma Mio ardore. Dal tuo labbro amor m'invita. Deh stancati, o sorte. Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda. Timori, ruine. Non si parli che di fede. Schiere invitte, non tardate Agostino Steffani. Servio Tullio.
Niobe, regina di Tebe. Dal mio petto Agostino Steffani. Amami, e vederai Agostino Steffani. Ti stringo, mio Nume Agostino Steffani. Work s. Deh non far colle tue lagrime Agostino Steffani. La superbia d'Alessandro. Non prendo consiglio Agostino Steffani. Alarco il Baltha. Palpitanti sfere belle Agostino Steffani. Notte amica al cieco Dio Agostino Steffani. I trionfi del fato. Combatton quest'alma Agostino Steffani.
A facile Love - Sarah (147) And Billy (109) - Sarah & Billy EP Agostino Steffani. Tra le guerre e le vittorie Agostino Steffani. Foschi crepuscoli Agostino Steffani. Sfere amiche, or date al labbro Agostino Steffani. La lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo. Mio ardore Agostino Steffani. Dal tuo labbro Mancar Mi Sento.Deh Non Far Colle Tue Lagrime (Tassilone) - Cecilia Bartoli m'invita Agostino Steffani.
Deh stancati, o sorte Agostino Steffani. Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda Agostino Steffani. Le rivali concordi. Timori, ruine Agostino Steffani. Henrico Leone. Marco Aurelio. Non si parli che di fede Agostino Steffani.
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