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Composer Portrait - Niccolo Jommelli

Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of composer Niccolo Jommelli, whose operatic reforms in the mid-18th century made him a widely-regarded figure in his day.

Lucie Skeaping plays a selection of music by Niccolo Jommelli. Considered a pathfinder, steering music from the traditions of Baroque opera to the immediacy of Mozart's stage works, Jommelli's operatic reforms in the mid-eighteenth century made him a widely regarded figure in his day - ground-breaking and influential. His true significance is only now starting to be valued.

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Music Played

  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Aria: "L'arte e l'ingegno" from Act 2 of 'Armida Abbandonata'

    Performers: Patricia Petitbon (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

    • Ambroisie.
    • AMB 9983.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Aria: "Cercar fra I perigli" from Act 2 of 'Armida Abbandonata'

    Performers: Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

    • Ambroisie.
    • AMB 9983.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    "Te ergo quaesumus" from Te Deum in D

    Performers: Marta Benačková (mezzo-soprano), Virtuosi of Prague, Hilary Griffiths (director)

    • Orfeo.
    • C453001.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Overture: Didone Abbandonata

    Performers: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    • Orfeo.
    • C381953.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Sinfonia in G major – first movement, Allegro

    Performers: Concerto Köln

    • Teldec.
    • 3984 28366-2.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Recit: "Dove sei" – Aria: "Ombra che pallida": Act 3 Scene 6 "Il Vologeso"

    Performers: Gabriele Rossmanith (soprano), Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    • Orfeo.
    • C420983.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Aria: "A trionfar mi chiama" from Act 3 of "Didone Abbandonata"

    Performers: Martina Borst (mezzo-soprano), Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    • Orfeo.
    • C 381953.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Scene 12 of Act 2 'Armida Abbandonata'

    Performers: Ewa Malas-Godlewska (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

    • Ambroisie.
    • AMB 9983.

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