℗ 2021 Challenge Classics
Released November 5, 2021
Duration 1h 12m 26s
Catalogue No. CC72894
Genre Classical
 

Amanti - Cantatas for Bass

Sergio Foresti, Ensemble Due Venti

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Udite, amanti SF A356  
1.1
Recitative: Udite amanti
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:58
Udite, amanti SF A356  
1.2
Aria (Adagio): Pena più cruda e ria
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
5:19
Udite, amanti SF A356  
1.3
Recitative: Credei che il mio sincero
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:24
Udite, amanti SF A356  
1.4
Aria (Tempo giusto): Si disciolga quell’empia catena
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
3:54
Che io viva in tante pene SF A55  
1.5
Recitative: Che io viva in tante pene
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:45
1.6
Aria (Sostenuto adagio): Basta dir
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
5:38
1.7
Recitative: È ver che, accesa d’amoroso foco
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:24
1.8
Aria: Se a far pago
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
4:02
Quanta pietà mi fate SF A278  
1.9
Recitative: Quanta pietà mi fate
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:21
1.10
Aria (Andante): Privo allor delle ruggiade
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
7:03
1.11
Recitative: Ma quanto, o dio! di voi
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:18
1.12
Aria (Lento): Piangete al pianto mio
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
10:26
Lungi, speranze SF A182  
1.13
Recitative: Lungi, speranze
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:18
1.14
Aria (Andante): Nel mio cor
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
3:03
1.15
Recitative: Giurò, giurò quell’empia
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:11
1.16
Aria (Largo): Sento già nel mezzo al mio core
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
9:41
Poiché fato inumano SF A252  
1.17
Recitative: Poiché fato inumano
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:44
1.18
Aria (Adagio): Luci belle
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
4:50
1.19
Recitative: Questa che mi divide
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
1:43
1.20
Aria (Allegro): Come scoglio che l’onda disprezza
Benedetto Marcello; Sergio Foresti; Ensemble Due Venti
3:24
In the Italian society of the early eighteenth century, the musical genre of the chamber cantata was popular as a refined form of entertainment. The chamber cantata is a relatively short composition, consisting of a couple of arias with the addition of one or two recitatives. They were performed in the private ambiances of the noble circles. A performance just needed the instruments of the basso continuo (harpsichord, cello, and if wanted for example a lute) and of course an excellent voice. The Venetian composer Benedetto Marcello (1686-1737) was one of the most prolific composers of the genre, especially in his early years between 1710 and 1720. He wrote approximately 300 cantatas of which over 20 for the bass voice. This is an exceptionally high number. The composer strived to achieve a perfect harmony between poetry and music. As such, his cantatas were an invaluable laboratory for his famous Psalms. These were admired by great composers like Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, and Chopin. Verdi especially appreciated Marcello's recitatives. The present recording offers five chamber cantatas of Marcello for the bass voice. All the cantatas of this recording are in RARA form (Recitative-Aria-Recitative-Aria) and the arias regularly have the da capo form. The recitatives are often unpredictable in their harmonic solutions. Like most of Marcello's cantatas, they treat the subject of love. But the lovers are not happy. They struggle with the all too human complexity of love: feelings of rejection, sadness, jealousy, hope, and mourning. Their thoughts and feelings are intended to stimulate personal reflection. For Sergio Foresti and his colleagues it was a great joy to explore this music together with its complex feelings and nuances. In the spirit of Benedetto Marcello they seek to express the words and meaning of the text in these virtuosic and beautiful compositions.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Challenge Classics Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.04
-6.28 to -1.00
-24.25
-26.65 to -22.11
14
13 to 16
1
Recitative: Udite amanti
-1.00-25.0115
2
Aria (Adagio): Pena più cruda e ria
-1.97-23.9514
3
Recitative: Credei che il mio sincero
-2.08-25.8514
4
Aria (Tempo giusto): Si disciolga quell’empia catena
-1.63-22.5714
5
Recitative: Che io viva in tante pene
-1.02-23.3114
6
Aria (Sostenuto adagio): Basta dir
-1.51-23.8615
7
Recitative: È ver che, accesa d’amoroso foco
-1.89-25.6515
8
Aria: Se a far pago
-1.00-22.1114
9
Recitative: Quanta pietà mi fate
-6.28-26.6513
10
Aria (Andante): Privo allor delle ruggiade
-1.76-24.7415
11
Recitative: Ma quanto, o dio! di voi
-5.16-26.0113
12
Aria (Lento): Piangete al pianto mio
-1.49-23.3514
13
Recitative: Lungi, speranze
-1.06-24.1514
14
Aria (Andante): Nel mio cor
-3.53-23.3113
15
Recitative: Giurò, giurò quell’empia
-1.00-24.2516
16
Aria (Largo): Sento già nel mezzo al mio core
-1.00-23.7415
17
Recitative: Poiché fato inumano
-1.00-24.4915
18
Aria (Adagio): Luci belle
-2.42-24.1015
19
Recitative: Questa che mi divide
-3.04-25.4214
20
Aria (Allegro): Come scoglio che l’onda disprezza
-1.00-22.4615

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