Porpora: Il verbo in carne (Christmas Oratorio) Riccardo Minasi & Kammerorchester Basel
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- Nicola Porpora (1686 - 1768): Il verbo in carne:
- 1Il verbo in carne: No. 1, Sinfonia avanti l'Introduzione01:48
- 2Il verbo in carne: No. 5, Sinfonia avanti della prima parte04:01
- 3Il verbo in carne: No. 6, Qui dal regno del tuono, e del baleno (Recitativo)02:34
- 4Il verbo in carne: No. 7, Perché si breve allora (Aria)04:21
- 5Il verbo in carne: No. 8, Ma che rammento! Ah! tu, Giustizia bella (Recitativo)01:53
- 6Il verbo in carne: No. 9, Benché sia la prole ingrata (Aria)07:02
- 7Il verbo in carne: No. 10, Mal non ti apponi: è giunto (Recitativo)00:36
- 8Il verbo in carne: No. 11, Mira più in là dal Sirio mar divisa (Recitativo)03:26
- 9Il verbo in carne: No. 12, Pietà di quel bel core (Aria)08:31
- 10Il verbo in carne: No. 13, Non più: da' monti cadono già l'ombre (Recitativo)00:34
- 11Il verbo in carne: No. 14, Dall'Austro vieni (Aria)00:57
- 12Il verbo in carne: No. 31, Sinfonia di pastorali stromenti01:51
- 13Il verbo in carne: No. 34, Le avventurose arene (Recitativo)01:04
- 14Il verbo in carne: No. 38, Onnipossente dio! che veggio! è quella (Recitativo)01:04
- 15Il verbo in carne: No. 39, Sentir quel teneri (Aria)04:13
- 16Il verbo in carne: No. 40, O dilette, fra questi (Recitativo)01:21
- 17Il verbo in carne: No. 41, Lascia ch'io veda almeno (Duetto)09:04
- 18Il verbo in carne: No. 49, Mentr'ei dorme ti desta (Recitativo)01:23
- 19Il verbo in carne: No. 50, Impallidisci ingrato (Aria)04:30
- 20Il verbo in carne: No. 51, Ma che si tarda? Alla sagace cura (Recitativo)01:28
- 21Il verbo in carne: No. 52, Già il prevedo, che aduna (Recitativo & Trio)01:56
- 22Il verbo in carne: No. 53 Dal mare d'Atlante (Coro)03:08
Info for Porpora: Il verbo in carne (Christmas Oratorio)
Porpora: Christmas Oratorio - Il verbo in carne is the new album from the sensational Kammerorchester Basel which rediscovers the exceptional Christmas oratorio which made it’s premiere 271 years ago. Under the direction of Riccardo Minasi, the Kammerorchester Basel—alongside excellent singers Terry Wey, Martin Vanberg and Roberta Invernizzi—shine light on this beautiful masterpiece from the Neapolitan School which was first heard in 1947. This recording showcases the most outstanding parts of the Christmas oratorio. This oratorio tells the story of Christmas through the use of unique allegorical figures. These are Peace, humanity, Justice and Truth. The Kammerorchester Basel is one of the worlds leading chamber orchestras with a worldwide presence.
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano
Terry Wey, counter-tenor
Martin Vanberg, tenor
Riccardo Minasi, conductor
was born in Rome in 1978. He has performed both as soloist as well as concertmaster with Le Concert des Nations of Jordi Savall, Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Giardino Armonico, Al Ayre Español, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. He has also worked with the Concerto Vocale of René Jacobs, Ensemble 415, Luca Pianca, Viktoria Mullova, Albrecht Mayer, Christophe Coin and Reinhard Goebel. As a conductor he directed the Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra National de Lyon, Kammerakademie of Potsdam, Zürich Kammerorchester, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, L'Arpa Festante, Recreation-Grosses Orchester of Graz, Attersee-Akademie Orchestra, ensemble Resonanz, European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), Il Complesso Barocco, Holland Baroque Society and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, of which he was the associate conductor between 2008 and 2011 . Invited by Kent Nagano he performed as concertmaster at the Belcanto Festival in Knowlton and collaborated as historical advisor for the Montrèal Symphony Orchestra in Canada. In 2010 he worked as assistant conductor, concertmaster, curator and editor of the critical edition of the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini with Cecilia Bartoli and Thomas Hengelbrock in Dortmund. In collaboration with Maurizio Biondi he will publish the critical edition of Norma for Baerenreiter in 2016. Since its foundation in 2012 until 2015 he was the principal conductor of the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. From 2004 to 2010 he was professor of chamber music at the Conservatorio V. Bellini of Palermo, he has also given violin and orchestra master-classes, and lectures in historical practice at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge (USA), at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, at the Conservatory of Antwerpen, at the Chinese Culture University of Taipei (Taiwan), at the Conservatory of Sydney (Australia), the Kùks Residence in the Czech Republic, at the Zürich Opera House, at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and as the italian representative of the jury in 2009, at the auditions for the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO). His recording of Biber’s Rosenkranz Sonaten published by Arts was a finalist at the Midem Classical Award in Cannes as album of the year in 2009. This season he has conducted Il Matrimonio segreto at the Zürich Opernhaus, Carmen at the Opéra National de Lyon, Rinaldo at the Theater an der Wien and on tour with Il Pomo d’Oro for Catone in Utica by Vinci, Tamerlano, Serse and Partenope by Händel. The recording “Stella di Napoli” with Joyce DiDonato and the chorus and orchestra of the Lyon Opera was nominated for a Grammy Award as “best classical vocal album”, received a “Diapason D’or of the Year” and the “BBC Music Magazine Award 2015.” Next season he will conduct at the Zürich Opera the ballet “Der Sandmann” (music by Schumann and Schnittke), with the Hamburgische Staatsoper Gluck’s Iphigènie en Tauride, with the orchestra La Scintilla (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven), with the London Chamber Orchestra (Cherubini, Beethoven, Mendelssohn), with ensemble Resonanz at the Schleswig Holstein festival (Haydn) and with Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
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