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By Alessandro Stradella Consort, Carlo Putelli, Cristina Jannicola, Estevan Velardi, Gianluca Belfiori Doro, Linda Campanella, Rosita Frisani, and Vito Priante. By Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682). Classical. CD. Naxos #CD2102-4. Published by Naxos (NX.CD2102-4).
Item Number: NX.CD2102-4
Concerto Classics is proud to announce its special 2017 release: it is the world premiere recording of the last opera written by Alessandro Stradella, "La Doriclea," recorded in his original and complete version. Estevan Velardi rediscovered the manuscript of this Opera, which distinguishes itself from other contemporary compositions for the extraordinary beauty of his musical inventiveness as well as for the modernity of its formal conception, which can number "La Doriclea" among the masterworks of the seventeenth century. This extensive release will introduce listeners to the fantastic world of one of the most important composers of The Baroque era, who was unfortunately killed in Genoa in 1652 by some hired assassins. The Alessandro Stradella Consort performs here on period instruments and is directed by Estevan Velardi. The cast is notable as well: Rosita Frisani, Gianluca Belfiori Doro, Cristina Jannicola and Carlo Putelli, Linda Campanella and Vito Priante are all stunning in this performance.