Cecilia Bartoli – Antonio Vivaldi (Decca, 2018)

Ensemble Matheus

Jean-Christophe Spinozi, conductor

Decca, 2018

 

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Cecilia Bartoli: Antonio Vivaldi – From our review

2018 marks the thirtieth year of Cecilia Bartoli’s collaboration with Decca and, to celebrate, the British label has released the mezzosoprano’s second Vivaldi album after the one dating to 1999.

[…] Bartoli is equally famous for her exploits, which leads to controversial results. Her new Vivaldi album is no exception. Next to a commendable commitment to rediscovery, Bartoli’s eccentricities are the other, unavoidable ingredient.

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Cecilia Bartoli: Antonio Vivaldi – Tracklist:

  1. Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697 / Act 1 – “Se lento ancora il fulmine”
  2. Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Act 1 – “Sol da te, mio dolce amore”
  3. Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Act 2 – “Ah fuggi rapido”
  4. Vivaldi: Il Giustino, RV 717 / Act 2 – “Vedrò con mio diletto”
  5. Vivaldi: La Silvia, RV 734 / Act 2 – “Quell’augellin che canta”
  6. Vivaldi: Ottone in Villa, RV 729 / Act 2 – “Leggi almeno, tiranna infedele”
  7. Vivaldi: La Verità In Cimento, RV 739 / Act 1 – “Solo quella guancia bella”
  8. Vivaldi: Andromeda Liberata (Serenata Veneziana), RV 117 – Sovvente il sole
  9. Vivaldi: Tito Manlio, RV 738 / Act 2 – “Combatta un gentil cor”
  10. Vivaldi: Catone in Utica, RV 705 / Act 2 – “Se mai senti spirarti sul volto”

Recording location: Max-Littmann-Saal, Bad Kissingen, completed in 2018