Neapolitan Cantatas: Hasse, Mancini, Porpora, Porsile (CD)

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Artist:
Antonello Dorigo, Giuseppina Ledda, Fabio Catania, Pierluigi Morelli

During the period of the Baroque the city of Naples was undoubtedly the musical capital of Europe. As part of the Bourbon kingdom its reputation passed its boundaries, and musicians from all countries joined in the cultural melting pot.

This new recording presents secular Cantatas by Neapolitan composers, or composers from abroad who imbibed the Neapolitan style: Hasse, Porsile, Porpora, Mancini and two anonymous composers. The musical language is vivid and highly melodious, dramatically expressing the texts dealing with love, bliss, longing and betrayal.

Sung with convincing gusto and “affetti” by young Italian counter tenor Antonello Dorigo, a quickly rising star in the Early Music scene.

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Tracklisting:

NEAPOLITAN CANTATAS
JOHANN ADOLF HASSE 1699–1783
Passa da pena in pena Cantata for solo voice with flute
1. Aria: ‘Passa da pena in pena’ 
2. Recitativo: ‘Dunque che far dovrai’ 
3. Aria: ‘Sospiri del mio seno’ 5

GIUSEPPE PORSILE 1680–1750
Il ritorno di Ulisse alla patria Dramma per musica
4. Aria with flute: ‘La costanza con amore’ 

NICOLA ANTONIO PORPORA 1686–1768
Freme il mar e col sussurro Cantata with flute
5. Aria: ‘Freme il mar e col sussurro’ 
6. Recitativo: ‘Fileno abbandonato’ 
7. Aria: ‘La pastorella lascia la villa’ 

GIUSEPPE PORSILE 1680–1750
Il ritorno di Ulisse alla patria
8. Aria with flute: ‘È prigioniero questo mio core’ 

ANONYMOUS
Non lasciarmi o bella speme Cantata for solo voice with flute
MS Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella, Naples
IT\ICCU\MSM\0080613, c. 33r–41r
9. Aria: ‘Non lasciarmi o bella speme’ 
10. Recitativo: ‘Togli dalla mia mente’ 
11. Aria: ‘Non m’è si grave la lontananza’ 

GIUSEPPE PORSILE 1680–1750
Il. ritorno di Ulisse alla patria
12. Aria with flute: ‘Ho visto al pianto mio’ 

FRANCESCO MANCINI 1672–1737
Filli mia, tu infedele Cantata for solo contralto with flute
13. Recitativo: ‘Filli mia’ 
14. Aria: ‘Io sono in braccio al duolo’ 
15. Recitativo: ‘Ma no, la pace tua’ 
16. Aria: ‘No, non lo far cupido’