Alessandro Scarlatti Concertos And Sinfonias

Scarlatti Alessandro - Concertos and sinfonias (Federico Maria Sardelli, Enrico Casazza) [2008]

Scarlatti Alessandro - Concertos and sinfonias (Federico Maria Sardelli, Enrico Casazza) [2008] (repost)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 660.59 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant | Catalog Number: 93357

Scarlatti's music forms an important link between the early Baroque Italian vocal styles of the 17th century, with their centers in Florence, Venice and Rome, and the classical school of the 18th century, which culminated in Mozart.
Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: Maddalena (1993)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: Maddalena (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 76:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-96 | Recorded: 1993

Alessandro Scarlatti was only 24 and had just begun his enormously successful operatic career when he set a libretto by that great Roman patron of the arts, Cardinal Pamphili, on the subject of repentance and divine grace. It was performed before a distinguished audience by a small group of leading singers and instrumentalists of the day in March 1685—the year of the birth of Alessandro's son Domenico (in fact, as a matter of interest, three days before the birth of J. S. Bach). This simple little morality (oratorio is too grandiose a term for it) shows Magdalen torn between youthful pleasures and repentance for hedonistic living: the subject is treated in a sequence of extremely brief arias (and a few duets) and recitatives, which add up to a rather bitty effect, all the more because of seemingly haphazard key-sequences. There is little evidence of the da capo aria form later to be so closely associated with Scarlatti: there are, however, several examples (as in the very first aria) of 'devise' openings.
Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri - Alessandro Scarlatti: Nisi Dominus, Salve Regina (2010)

Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri - Alessandro Scarlatti: Nisi Dominus, Salve Regina (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 68:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 476-2 | Recorded: 2008

Alessandro Scarlatti is justly famed for his contributions to Read more opera seria and cantata, and indeed it may even be said that he was one of the main progenitors of the Neapolitan style of the early 18th century. In Naples and earlier in Rome he was obligated to write a considerable amount of sacred music, much of it for smaller settings that would be useful in the local churches. Since his music is now becoming more common on disc, it is good to have this recording of a set of four pieces—a gradual, a Marian antiphon, a motet, and a Psalm—all of which reflect rather different approaches to each portion of the liturgy and yet contain a certain commonality in form and structure. Interspersed within these, and no doubt both to provide a transition between then and to fill out the disc, are three organ works, two of which are of substantial length. Given that Scarlatti’s pieces for this instrument are not common, their appearance here is a real treat.
Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo, Elisabeth Scholl - Alessandro Scarlatti: Inferno - Cantate drammatiche (2006)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo, Elisabeth Scholl - Alessandro Scarlatti: Inferno - Cantate drammatiche (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 65:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 141-2 | Recorded: 2004

Alessandro Scarlatti is generally considered one of the most important Italian composers of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. But his music, although it has received more attention in recent years, is still largely unknown. This is partly due to the large quantity of his output: in the genre of the chamber cantata alone at least six hundred compositions are with certainty attributable to him.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Giovanni Battista & Giuseppe Sammartini, Sardelli, Alessandro Scarlatti [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Giovanni Battista & Giuseppe Sammartini, Sardelli, Alessandro Scarlatti [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 58.43+53.51+69.49+69.30+44.32+44.15 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.74 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!
Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs
Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor)
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale; Nicholas McGegan, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 648 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque | Label: philharmonia BAROQUE | # PBP09 | 02:18:32

The San Francisco Chronicle called Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra” after Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan presented acclaimed western hemisphere premiere performances in October 2015. PBO and McGegan are delighted to be the first to record this newly-discovered 300 year old serenata. After Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI acquired the kingdom of Naples in a treaty, the Neapolitans commissioned their court composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, to compose a grand serenata to celebrate the birth of Charles VI’s son, prince John Leopold. Scarlatti wrote the piece within a few weeks and it was performed to audiences in Naples immediately following the birth. Unfortunately, just months after La Gloria di Primavera premiered, the celebrated infant died and the incredible work was forgotten.
Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera - Alessandro Stradella: Complete String Sinfonias (2015)

Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera - Alessandro Stradella: Complete String Sinfonias (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:23 | 460 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95142

Theatrical chamber music might appear to be a contradiction in terms, but the unlikely idea is fulfilled by these sparkling, highly wrought trio sonatas. For despite their title, that is what they are: most composers of the 18th century may have used the sonata designation for this form, but Alessandro Stradella employed at least several of these works as preludes or overtures to his dramatic and sacred works such as the oratorio Susanna (already recorded on Brilliant Classics, BC94345).
Rene Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio [1998]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Il primo omicidio (René Jacobs) [1998]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 901649.50 | TT: 65.58+72.26 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 678 Mb

The slaying of Abel by his brother Cain was one of the favourite subjects of the 18th century Italians, at the time when the oratorio was having a phenomenal success in Rome and Venice. It was most probably in one of the palaces of the “Serenissima”, and not a church, that Scarlatti first performed this astonishing “sacred entertainment”, worthy of a “verismo” opera, in 1707… God and Lucifer confront each other in the very soul of Cain, his brother’s voice is heard from heaven, and the “spatial” treatment of the tonal levels all contribute to the effectiveness of what is almost expressionistic music – there is nothing left out of this incredible Baroque Biblical “thriller”!
Gerard Lesne, Il Seminario musicale, Philippe Jaroussky - Alessandro Scarlatti: Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme [2001]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme (Gérard Lesne, Philippe Jaroussky) [2001]
Classical | Virqin 72435454522 | TT: 46.54+47.22 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 504 Mb

The edition for this premiere recording has been made by Karl Böhmer, who has provided an informative introductory essay, and Oliver Mattern. Gérard Lesne has made something of a speciality of Scarlatti’s music and his lively direction of Sedecia benefits from his fluent handling of dramatic and stylistic aspects of the work…A splendid achievement. (BBC Music Magazine)
Capella Tiberina; Corina Marti, Alexandra Nigito - Alessandro Scarlatti: 12 Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (2015) 2CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - 12 Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (2015) 2CDs
Capella Tiberina; Corina Marti, recorder; Paolo Perrone, concertmaster;
Alexandra Nigito, harpsichord; Ann Allen, oboe, recorder; Giuseppe Frau, trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 247 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94658 | Time: 01:28:48

After being kept in relative obscurity the music of Alessandro Scarlatti is making a glorious come back, and is recognised as at least as innovative, brilliant and profound as the music of his son, the famous Domenico Scarlatti. These “12 sinfonie di concerto grosso” are concertante works, either for a variety of solo instruments (concerto grosso) or for solo recorder and strings. These are delightful baroque concertos, brimming with energy, Italian charm and gusto. Played by Early Music group Capella Tiberina on historical instruments, Corina Marti is the recorder soloist, who already excelled in her recording of the Mancini recorder concertos on Brilliant Classics (BC 94324).