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Jommelli Moves to Stuttgart

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 January 2013

Described as the "New Orpheus", whose music had people literally rising to their feet in rapt attention, Niccolo Jommelli was patronised by the Pope, sought by many Royal Courts as their Director of Music, and was seen by many as the greatest opera composer of his day.

Jommelli left Rome for a position at the Royal Court in Stuttgart, where he was involved in composing a number of operas each year for his royal patrons, and given virtual control of musical activities at the court.

Jommelli's contract allowed him to be absent from Germany for a period of time each year, so that he could be involved in composing operas for other cities - like Naples, where his work Temistocle was premiered. But he was also involved in composing sacred music for the Stuttgart Court, including a Requiem which matched Mozart's in popularity, and a Miserere, which became as popular as Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

Music Played

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  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Veni Sponsa Christie

    Performers: Cappella de’turchini, Roberta Invernizzi (soparno), Antonio Florio (director)

    OPUS111: OPS30-254

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Fra speme e timore, Recitative and Aria from Act VI Scene I of Pelope

    Performers: Sephira Ensemble Stuttgart, Rosina Sonneschmidt (soprano)

    Bayer Records: 8498, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Overture to Temistocle (1757)

    Performers: Chamber Orchestra of Naples, Enzo Amato (director)

    Arts Concerto: BM-CD981042, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Miserere (Psalm 50) (1759)

    Performers: A Sei Voci, Florence Couderc (soprano) Raoul Le Chendadec (counter-tenor) Thierry Bréhu (tenor) James Gowings (baritone) Bernard Fabre-Garrus (director)

    Astree:8590, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Scene XV - XIX from Act 3 of Didone abbandonata (1763)

    Performers: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dorothea Röschmann (Didone) (soprano), Mechtild Bach (Selene) (mezzo soprano), William Kendall (Iarba), (counter tenor), Arno Raunig (Osmida) (tenor), Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    Orfeo :C381953F, 3

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Veni Sponsa Christie

    Performers: Cappella de’turchini, Roberta Invernizzi (soparno), Antonio Florio (director)

    OPUS111: OPS30-254

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Fra speme e timore, Recitative and Aria from Act VI Scene I of Pelope

    Performers: Sephira Ensemble Stuttgart, Rosina Sonneschmidt (soprano)

    Bayer Records: 8498, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Overture to Temistocle (1757)

    Performers: Chamber Orchestra of Naples, Enzo Amato (director)

    Arts Concerto: BM-CD981042, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Miserere (Psalm 50) (1759)

    Performers: A Sei Voci, Florence Couderc (soprano) Raoul Le Chendadec (counter-tenor) Thierry Bréhu (tenor) James Gowings (baritone) Bernard Fabre-Garrus (director)

    Astree:8590, 1

  • Image for Niccolò Jommelli

    Niccolò Jommelli Scene XV - XIX from Act 3 of Didone abbandonata (1763)

    Performers: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dorothea Röschmann (Didone) (soprano), Mechtild Bach (Selene) (mezzo soprano), William Kendall (Iarba), (counter tenor), Arno Raunig (Osmida) (tenor), Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    Orfeo :C381953F, 3

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