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Title:
The Salieri album
Author:
Salieri, Antonio, 1750-1825.
Uniform Title:
Operas. Selections
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Decca, [2003]

℗2003
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Opera arias.

Compact disc.

Program notes by Claudio Osele and texts in Italian with English, French and German translations (65 p. : ill.) bound in container.
Language:
Italian
Contents:
La secchia rapita. Son qual lacera tartana (3:05) -- La scuola de' gelosi. Or ei con Ernestina...Ah sia già (8:27) -- La fiera di Venezia. Vi sono sposa e amante (6:19) -- Palmira, regina di Persia. Voi lusingate invano...Misera abbandonata (2:54) -- La cifra. E voi da buon marito...Non vo' gia che vi suonino (3:45) ; Alfin son sola...Sola e mesta (8:23) -- Il ricco d'un giorno. Dopo pranzo addormentata (3:15) -- La secchia rapita. No: non vacillerà...Sulle mie tempie (7:47) -- Palmira, regina di Persia. Lungi da me sen vada...Contro un'alma sventurata (4:07) -- La finta scema. Se lo dovessi vendere (1:45) -- Il ricco d'un giorno. Eccomi più che mai...Amor, pietoso Amore (5:44) -- La grotta di Trofonio. La ra la (1:34) -- Arnida. E non degg'io seguirla...Lungi da te...Forse, chi sa? veranno...Vieni a me sull'ali d'oro (9:57).
Subject Term:
UPC:
028947510024
Format :
Music CD

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Pity poor Antonio Salieri. Regarded as one of the preeminent composers of his day and having enjoyed enormous success in his lifetime, his musical output was nonetheless completely overshadowed by that of his contemporary, Mozart, and by the work of his two most prominent students, Beethoven and Schubert. Subsequently, his compositions were all but forgotten and disappeared from the active repertoire. The film adaptation of Peter Schaffer's play AMADEUS pulled his name from the depths of obscurity, but recognition brought infamy, by virtue of his portrayal as the untalented and jealous rival responsible for Mozart's death. Despite this attention, his works still remained unknown, rarely performed or recorded. To the rescue comes none other than Cecilia Bartoli. THE SALIERI ALBUM finds the superstar mezzo-soprano once again in the role of champion of neglected music, and she endeavors, as in her previous discs of operatic works by Gluck and Vivaldi, to restore luster to a composer's tarnished reputation. Bartoli brilliantly works through a selection of surprisingly well-crafted diva showcases with her usual combination of technical wizardry, intense emotional commitment, and beauty of tone and expression. Her valiant efforts may not elevate Salieri to a status equal to Mozart's, but she makes a convincing argument that he was a skilled composer whose works are undervalued and deserving of wider recognition.