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Catherine Bott presents a musical profile of the Italian city of Naples, introducing repertoire by Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Pergolesi, Gesualdo and Porpora.

Catherine Bott presents a programme looking at the musical riches from the Italian city of Naples. 18th century Naples offered creative opportunities to composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti and his son, Domenico, and also to Pergolesi, Porpora and Durante who played a vital role in the development of Neopolitan music. The programme includes a variety of sacred and secular repertoire, instrumental and operatic, and also some Canzone Napoletane - popular solo street songs - by some of the composers who flourished in Naples in the 17th and 18th centuries.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Sonata IX in A Minor - Largo

    Performers: Dan Laurin (Alto Recorder in G), London Baroque

    • BIS.
    • BIS–CD–1395.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Sonata IX in A Minor – Fuga

    Performers: Dan Laurin (Alto Recorder in G), London Baroque

    • BIS.
    • BIS–CD–1395.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Motet: Tribulationem et dolorem

    Performers: Ensemble Vocal Europeen de La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901320.
  • Francesco Durante - Harpsichord Concerto in B flat major

    Performers: Gerald Hambitzer (harpsichord), Concerto Koln, Werner Ehrhardt (director)

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Stabat Mater - Stabat Mater

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO.
    • COR16003.
  • Francesco Lambardi

    Cupido Solo Dice

    Performers: Mathieu Abelli (tenor), Jay Bernfield (director)

    • ARION.
    • ARN 68730.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Tre Giorni

    Performers: Mathieu Abelli (tenor), Jay Bernfield (director)

    • ARION.
    • ARN 68730.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Salve Regina in F Minor

    Performers: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

    • DECCA.
    • 466 134-2.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Dall'amor piu sventurato (from 'Orfeo')

    Performers: Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano), Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901778.
  • Leonardo Leo

    Sinfonia from "Il Demetrio": Andantino

    Performers: Ensemble Turicum, Luiz Alves da Silva & Mathias Weibel (directors)

    • K617.
    • K617 159.

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