Date CD: March 05, 2012 | Harmonia Mundi | 64:54
Marianna Martines, one of the most celebrated Viennese performers and composers of her day, died 200 years ago, an anniversary that offers an opportunity to reassess her output of cantatas, concertos, sonatas and concert arias. Four pieces here are recorded for the first time and reveal a talent firmly rooted in the style of her contemporaries Mozart and Haydn but imbued with a refreshingly feminine vivacity. The cantata "Il primo amore" and aria "Berenice, ah che fai?" are brought to life by the gloriously sweet-toned soprano Nuria Rial, while the formidable Nicoleta Paraschivescu directs the lithe players of La Floridiana from the keyboard in the spritely Overture in C and Concerto for harpsichord in E major.
Ouverture in C (1770) for wind instruments,
strings and basso continuo*
Cantata Il primo amore (1778) for soprano,
wind instruments, strings and basso continuo*
Concerto per Cembalo in E major (1766) for harpsichord solo,
wind instruments and strings*
Sonata per Cembalo in A major
Berenice, ah che fai?
(from Scelta d`Arie composte per suo diletto da Marianna Martines)*
*world premiere recording
Nuria Rial (soprano)
Nicoleta Paraschivescu (conductor)
I'm resurrecting here some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real project behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the tide. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...