Composer: Alessandro Stradella, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Brevi, Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori, Giuseppe Torelli, Niccolò Jommelli, Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Delphine Galou
Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Size: 1.09 GB
Scan: yes (PDF)
Delphine Galou, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone / Stradella, Caldara, Vivaldi, Brevi, Gregori, Torelli, Jommelli, Porpora – Agitata
01. Juditha Triumphans, RV644 3:27
02. Agitata infido flatu 3:27
03. La betulia liberate 7:51
04. Prigionier che fa ritorno 7:51
Concerto grosso No. 2 in D Major, Op. 2 4:08
05. I. Grave – Allegro 2:00
06. II. Largo 1:14
07. III. Allegro 0:54
08. In procella sine stella 15:21
09. In procella sine stella 5:12
10. Jam cerno in meo timore 0:55
11. In tenebris horroris 7:45
12. Alleluia 1:29
13. La Passione di Gesu Cristo 3:48
14. Ia. Introduction. Grave 1:21
15. Ib. Introduction. Andante 2:27
16. Et egressus est a filia Sion 8:48
17. Lumi dolenti lumi 9:03
18. Lumi dolenti lumi 1:24
19. Chi pianger non sà 4:09
20. Umanità crudele 0:59
21. Saette e fulmini che tardan più 2:31
22. O Spiritus Angelici 10:34
23. O spiritus angelici 1:27
24. Potest solum mea tormenta 3:26
25. O panis angelorum 1:31
26. O liquor quam suavis 0:56
27. O fons, sed amoris 1:26
28. Alleluia 1:48
Delphine Galou is renowned and admired for her musicality and her appealing timbre,
She has taken part in many productions of Baroque music and recordings of operas (notably by Vivaldi), but this is her first recital.
It is a programme of sacred music, motets, cantatas and excerpts from oratorios, which in the course of the 17th & 18th centuries were influenced by the increasingly fashionable genre of opera.
From the famous ‘Agitata infido flatu’ from Vivaldi’s oratorio Juditha triumphans, Stradella’s Lamentations and Porpora’s magnificent motet ‘In procella sine stella’, Delphine Galou covers a wide range of spiritual emotions.
Delphine is accompanied by the excellent Accademia Bizantina under its director and harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone.
A concerto by Gregori and a sinfonia by Caldara complete this release, which includes several world premiere recordings.
BBC Music Magazine
An often feisty recital of operatically-influenced 17th and 18th century sacred music intercut with instrumental items by Dantone’s firebrand ensemble.
This is a treasure trove of rare music…Galou is a perfect singer to introduce us to this music, thanks to an agile and comfortable technique (hear the way she sails effortlessly through her full compass in a single phrase in the first aria of the Porpora)…The playing Accademia Bizantina…is keen as mustard and filled with typically telling detail by director Ottavio Dantone. A lovely disc of discoveries.