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Disperato Amore - Les Voix Baroques; Matthew White (counter tenor)
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  1. Ombre tacite e sole, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, viola & continuo
  2. Bella quanto crudel spietata Irene, chamber cantata for soprano & continuo
  3. Sonata for flute, 2 violins, cello & continuo No. 2 in A minor
  4. Non s qual pi m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pastorale")
  5. Infirmata, vulnerata, motet for alto, 2 violins & continuo
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  1. Ombre tacite e sole, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, viola & continuo
  2. Bella quanto crudel spietata Irene, chamber cantata for soprano & continuo
  3. Sonata for flute, 2 violins, cello & continuo No. 2 in A minor
  4. Non s qual pi m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pastorale")
  5. Infirmata, vulnerata, motet for alto, 2 violins & continuo
  6. Sonata for flute, 2 violins, cello & continuo No. 7 in G minor
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The booklet for this fine disc from Montreal includes a wonderful characterization of Alessandro Scarlatti's music, especially of the cantatas recorded here. "His music's eloquence," wrote French pedagogue Ennemond Trillat, "does not implore; it stems from that spiritual intoxication which is the very essence of the Baroque. And this music sings without phraseology. It is free of all extrinsic intent, and its lyricism produces perfect forms. Its fluid grace is essentially melodic, but without a trace of exuberance." The ...

Disperato Amore 2005, Analekta

UPC: 774204990428

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