Dolce Duello – Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta

Caldara “Fortuna e speranza” from Nitocri; “Tanto, e con sì gran piena” from Gianguir
Albinoni “Aure, andate e baciate” from ll Nascimento dell’Aurora
Gabrielli “Aure voi, de’ miei sospiri” from San Sigismondo, Re di Borgogna
Vivaldi “Di verde ulivo” from Tito Manlio
Händel “What passion cannot Music raise and quell?” from Ode for St Cecilia’s Day; “Son qual stanco pellegrino” from Arianna in Creta
Porpora “Giusto Amor, tu che m ’accendi” from Gli orti esperidi
Boccherini Cello Concerto No. 10 D-Dur G. 483

Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta

Format: 2 Vinyl
Release date: 24/11/2017
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   in Classical Music (Jan, 2018)
Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and cellist Sol Gabetta have combined their considerable talents in a new album of baroque duets. Never judge a CD by its cover: in this case a curious photo of the two women in cocktail dresses on bicycles. Anyone expecting some jolly Neapolitan romps will be disappointed by the seriousness that lies within: among these virtuoso baroque duets are world premiere recordings of two pieces by Caldara and one by Porpora. Bartoli is on her best vocal behaviour, so need to fear any machine-gun coloratura; just enjoy the smooth vocal line. In fact the selection could do with an injection of something to offer a bit more contrast …

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