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Sara Mingardo, Benjamin Bayl, Richard Sweeney

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 31 October 2011

Live from Wigmore Hall in London. The Italian contralto, Sara Mingardo, the harpsichordist Benjamin Bayl and the theorbo player Richard Sweeney perform a selection of baroque arias.

Presented by Sean Rafferty

Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Benjamin Bayl (harpsichord)
Richard Sweeney (theorbo)

Falconieri: Bella porta di rubini; O bellissimi capelli
Lotti: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella
Caldara: Sebben, crudele
Vivaldi: Un certo non so che
Marcello: Quella fiamma che m'accende
Pergolesi: Se tu m'ami
Piccinini: Toccata IV
Cesti: Intorno all'idol mio (Orontea)
Handel: Ah, mio cor, schernito sei (Alcina)
Piccinni: Se il ciel mi divide (Alessandro nelle Indie)
Paisiello: Nel cor più non mi sento (La bella Molinara).

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Sara Mingardo and Benjamin Bayl

    • Image for Andrea Falconiero
      00:00

      Andrea Falconiero Bella porta di rubini for voice and continuo

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Andrea Falconiero
      00:01

      Andrea Falconiero O bellissimi capelli for voice and continuo

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Antonio Lotti
      00:03

      Antonio Lotti Pur dicesti, o bocca bella - aria [said to be from lost opera 'Arminio']

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Antonio Caldara
      00:08

      Antonio Caldara Sebben crudele for voice and keyboard

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
      00:11

      Antonio Vivaldi Un certo non so che [from Arsilda, regina di Ponto - opera in 3 acts]

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Benedetto Marcello
      00:15

      Benedetto Marcello Il Mio bel foco... Quella fiamma che m'accende - recit & aria for soprano and continuo

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for A. Parisotti
      00:19

      A. Parisotti Se tu m'ami [Gentle shepherd] - aria, attrib. Pergolesi

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Alessandro Piccinini
      00:22

      Alessandro Piccinini Toccata no. 4 for archlute [Intavolatura, 1623]

      Performer: Richard SWEENEY - Theorbo

    • Image for Antonio Cesti
      00:25

      Antonio Cesti Intorno all'idol mio for voice and continuo

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for George Frideric Handel
      00:28

      George Frideric Handel Ah! mio cor! Schernito sei! [from Alcina - opera in 3 acts]

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Niccolò Piccinni
      00:32

      Niccolò Piccinni Porro dunque mori...Se il ciel me divide [from Alessandro nelle Indie - Opera]

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Giovanni Paisiello
      00:38

      Giovanni Paisiello Nel cor piu non mi sento [from L' Amor contrastato or La Molinarella - comic opera in 3 ac

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

    • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
      00:40

      Claudio Monteverdi Si dolce e'l tormento for voice and continuo

      Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto

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