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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinita (2004)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinita (2004)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinità (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 67:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45666 2 | Recorded: 2003

With this exciting release, Fabio Biondi, the outstanding Europa Galante, and a cast led by stars Véronique Gens and Vivica Genaux strike a decisive blow for Alessandro Scarlatti's obscure Oratorio per la Santissima Trinità. Old-fashioned even in its day, the work is a musicalized instructional debate about the mysteries of the Holy Trinity between the allegorical personae of Faith, Theology, Faithlessness, Time, and Divine Love. If you're asleep already, it's for good reason. The libretto is the definition of dry – boring both for its rhetorical contrivance and its verbosity. But before you run for the nearest exit, know that Scarlatti responded to this uninspired mess of ideological bickering with outstanding music, entertaining from beginning to end. Drawing only on a small ensemble of strings and continuo, he created an improbably diverse-sounding score full of infectious rhythms, appealing vocal melodies, and rich textures. The recitatives are lavished with the same melodic care and detail as the arias and ensembles, and the personality of each character is etched into his music. Listening, one might think the plot revolves around a love affair, or a social intrigue. Certainly not wave upon wave of phrases like "One cannot believe it, but only raise one's eyebrows in stupefaction." In other words, if you can ignore the text it's an immensely fun listen, and a great example of the stylistic fluidity of Scarlatti's music in 1715.
The musical success of the album is a tribute to Biondi and Europa Galante, who find inspiration in every bar. The strings are crisp, warm, and impeccably unified, and Biondi keeps them rolling along, making the most of Scarlatti's frequently shifting meters and occasional jarring harmonies. The cast deserves credit for tackling highly ornamented, often intricate vocal lines with grace and verve, and for investing the performances with far more humanity than the libretto deserves. Vivica Genaux proves once again that she can sing this style of music as fast, as gracefully, and as expressively as anyone ever has or will, sounding great in the process. Véronique Gens is a heftier vocal presence than is often heard in music of this period, but she is a force to be reckoned with, and the only genuinely compelling dramatic presence of the bunch in the role of Divine Love. Roberta Invernizzi's lighter, more agile soprano contrasts nicely with that of Gens, and shines especially in her many duets.
(Allen Schrott)

Performer:
Fede - Roberta Invernizzi
Amor Divino - Veronique Gens
Teologia - Vivica Genaux
Infedelta - Paul Agnew
Tempo - Roberto Abbondanza
Europa Galante
Conductor - Fabio Biondi

Track List:
01. Sinfonia
02. Duetto - No, possibil non e
03. Recitativo - Io che tutti i secreti
04. Aria - Una pianta tre rami distende
05. Recitativo - O quanto stolta sei
06. Aria - Cieca talpa intorno al sole
07. Recitativo - Tu ch'hai gl'occhi bendati
08. A due - No, possibil non e
09. Recitativo - Baldanzose donzelle
10. Aria - Che da un mar nascano i fiumi
11. Recitativo - Si profondo misterio
12. Aria - Costante prestar fede
13. Recitativo - Con l'ali al piede
14. Aria - Pretende invano
15. Recitativo - Dunque e ver
16. Aria - Della fede il bel candor
17. Recitativo - O tu che vanti
18. Aria - Che sia Tempo
19. Recitativo - E ver quanto m'esponi
20. Aria - L'eterno Padre
21. Recitativo - Ti risponde dal Cielo
22. Aria - Quell'amore ch'eterno si scorge
23. Recitativo - Ecco dunque spiegato
24. Aria - Ma nobile scudo
25. Recitativo - E ver che luce
26. Aria - Or di voi piu fortunate
27. Recitativo - O te felice
28. Duetto - Quanto invidio i tuoi contenti
29. Duetto - Cedi, infida, al mio valore
30. Recitativo - Cara Fede adorata
31. Aria - Pensier cosi funesto
32. Recitativo - Non paventar
33. Aria - Un volere, un potere
34. Recitativo - Ancor non sei convinta?
35. Aria - Vedrai la tortorella
36. Recitativo - Ancornon cedi
37. Duetto - L'augelletto che sen vive
38. Recitativo - Con assalto piu ardito
39. Aria - Povera navicella
40. Recitativo - Di naufragio non teme
41. Aria - Tanto parla, tanto crede
42. Recitativo - Povera Infedeltа
43. Recitativo - Tutte le furie
44. Recitativo - Stolta sei se cio credi
45. Aria - Con la Fede e Amor divino
46. Recitativo - Tanto farа quel Dio
47. Aria - Ora ch'e vinta
48. Recitativo - E vano il tuo gioir
49. Quintetto finale - Ch'io ti ceda?


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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinita (2004)