Quella pace gradita: The Recorder & Violin Cantatas

by La Ritirata & Josetxu Obregón

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In a new recording of music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Josetxu Obregón’s La Ritirata parades its dazzling vocal and instrumental talents in presenting the four cantatas which involve recorders and violins, together with an additional standalone soprano aria, for a further Glossa Neapolitan-flavoured release.

Drawn from his well over 800 secular cantatas these works combine fully-integrated, imaginative recitatives, expressive and dramatic arias and colourful and exacting instrumental sinfonias and ritornelli into elegant and compact wholes, and featuring poetic texts which typically followed the aspirations of the Accademia degli Arcadi literary circle initiated in Rome around the turn of the eighteenth century. The scene for Scarlatti’s prolific creativity is set by Stefano Russomanno in his booklet essay.

The vocal duties are assigned to three leading interpreters of today, mezzo Giuseppina Bridelli, countertenor Filippo Mineccia and soprano Alicia Amo. Rising here to the instrumental challenges set by Scarlatti are long-standing members of La Ritirata, Tamar Lalo (recorder) and Hiro Kurosaki (violin), who are joined on their respective instruments by Michael Form and Pablo Prieto. With cellist Obregón, Lalo and Kurosaki had been the leading soloists for La Ritirata’s recent Neapolitan Concertos for various instruments release.

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released May 4, 2019

La Ritirata
Alicia Amo, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano
Filippo Mineccia, countertenor
Tamar Lalo , Michael Form, recorders
Hiro Kurosaki, Pablo Prieto, violins
Daniel Lorenzo, viola
Juan Carlos de Mulder, archlute
Daniel Oyarzabal, harpsichord & positive organ
Josetxu Obregón. cello & artistic direction

Recorded in Torrelodones (Teatro Bulevar), Spain, in September/October 2018
Engineered by Federico Prieto and Manuel Prieto | Artistic supervision: Olivier Fourés
Edited by Olivier Fourés, Federico Prieto, Josetxu Obregón and Tamar Lalo
Producers: Josetxu Obregón and Tamar Lalo | Executive producer: Carlos Céster
Cover photos: Michal Novak | Photos of the recording sessions: Noah Shaye AudioVisuals
Tuning of the harpsichord and positive organ: Daniel Oyarzabal
Tour manager: Carlos Bercebal
Special thanks to the direction and staff of Teatro Bulevar in Torrelodones.
© 2019 note 1 music gmbh

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