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The Abandoned Lover

Abandoned heroines are the central figures in a programme that features music from the Italian Baroque including Vivaldi and his contemporaries.

Abandoned heroines are the central figures in this programme, including iconic two characters from ancient Roman and Greek narratives: Dido, queen of Carthage, deserted by Aeneas in Virgil's epic The Aeneid; and the Cretan princess Arianna, left by Theseus on the island of Naxos while sleeping. Taking on these roles is the Croatian mezzo Renata Pokupić, accompanied by La Serenissima, a period-instrument ensemble that specialises in the music of Vivaldi and his contemporaries.

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Vivaldi: Che giova il sospirar RV679
Marcello: Arianna abbandonata S98

Interval music

Alessandro Scarlatti: Notte ch'in carro d'ombre H480
Vivaldi: Concerto in A for strings and continuo RV158
Ristori: Didone abbandonata

Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano)
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler (director)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Notte Ch'In Carro D'Ombre - Cantata For Soprano, 2 Violins And Continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler. Singer: Renata Pokupić.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto Ripieno In A Major Rv.158 For String Orchestra

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Che Giova Il Sospirar - Cantata Rv.679 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler. Singer: Renata Pokupić.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens: Dance of the Egyptian Women; Ballet of the Slaves; Royal Hunt & Storm

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. Choir: Choeur Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Choir: Badischer Staatsopernchor. Choir: Choeur de l'Opéra du Rhin. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Berlioz: Les Troyens.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    Arianna Abbandonata - Cantata S98 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler. Singer: Renata Pokupić.
  • Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Didone Abbandonata - Cantata For Soprano, Violins And Continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler. Singer: Renata Pokupić.
  • Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek

    Symphony in D major, Op.24

    Orchestra: Prague Philharmonia. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Why do you flow, my tears? (The Queen of Spades)

    Singer: Dinara Alieva. Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.

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