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Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Part Three

Wednesday 23 April 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Wednesday 23 April 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod explores Orlando Furioso, considered by many to be Vivaldi's operatic masterpiece, and written during a lifetime devoted to working in this form.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Orlando Furioso (RV728), opening Sinfonia (1st mvt)
Allegro
Ensemble Matheus / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (cond) naive /
Opus 111 OP 30393,
CD1 track 1

Orlando Furioso (RV728), selection of arias from Act I
- from scene 1 . aria: 'Un raggio di speme' (Angelica)
- from scene 2 . aria: 'Alza in quegl'occhi' (Alcina)
- from scene 3 . aria: 'Costanza tu m'insegni, e vuoi ch'io speri' (Astolfo)
- from scene 4 . aria: 'Ascondero il mio sdegno' (Bradamante)
- from scene 5 . aria: 'Nel profondo' (Orlando)
Veronica Cangemi (sop, Angelica), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo, Alcina), Lorenzo Regazzo
(bar-bass, Astolfo), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo, Bradamante), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto,
Orlando) Ensemble Matheus / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (cond)
naive / Opus 111 OP 30393,
CD1 tracks 5, 7, 9, 11, 13


Orlando Furioso (RV728), from Act I scene 11
aria: 'Sol da te, mio dolce amore' (Ruggiero)
Philippe Jaroussky (counter-ten, Ruggiero)
naive / Opus 111 OP 30393,
CD1 track 24

Orlando Furioso (RV728), Act II conclusion scenes 11, 12, 13
- Sc. 11a: Chorus 'Al fragor de' corni audaci'
- Sc. 11b: Recitativo (Angelica, Medoro, Alcina)
- Sc. 11c: Recitativo accompagnato (Medoro)
- Sc. 11d: Chorus 'Gran Madre Venere'
- Sc. 11e: Recitativo (Alcina, Angelica)
- Sc. 11f: Chorus 'Diva dell'Espero'
- Sc. 11g: Recitativo (Alcina)
- Sc. 11h: Aria (Alcina) 'Cosi potessi anch'io'
- Sc. 12a: Recitativo (Angelica, Medoro)
- Sc. 12b: Duet (Angelica, Medoro) 'Belle pianticelle'
- Sc. 12c: Recitativo (Angelica, Medoro)
- Sc. 12d: Duet (Angelica, Medoro) 'Se mia fiamma, e sei mio bene'
- Sc. 13a: Recitativo (Orlando)
- Sc. 13b: Recitativo accompagnato (Orlando)

Veronica Cangemi (sop, Angelica), Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo, Medoro), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo, Alcina), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto, Orlando) Ensemble Matheus / Choeur 'Les Elements / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (cond)
naive / Opus 111 OP 30393,
CD 2, tracks 22-35




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