Cera: Stradella - Complete String Sinfonias (24/48 FLAC)
Cera: Stradella – Complete String Sinfonias (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Alessandro Stradella
Performer: Francesco Cera, Marco Piantoni, Nurzia Sorrentino, Rebecca Ferri
Orchestra: Ensemble Arte Musica
Conductor: Francesco Cera
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Brilliant Classics
Release: 2015
Size: 825 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Sinfonia No. 1 for 2 Violins and Continuo in C Major
01. I. Grave – Allegro
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Largo
04. IV. Presto

Sinfonia No. 8 for 2 Violins and Continuo in A minor
05. I. Allegro
06. II. Andante
07. III. Allegro
08. IV. Allegro

Sinfonia No. 2 for 2 Violins and Continuo in D Major
09. I. Adagio – Allegro
10. II. Vivace
11. III. Grave – Presto
12. IV. Presto

Sinfonia No. 5 for 2 Violins and Continuo in F Major
13. I. Allegro
14. II. Adagio
15. III. Largo – Allegro
16. IV. Presto

17. Sinfonia No. 1 for Violin, Cello and Continuo in D Minor

Sinfonia No. 3 for 2 Violins and Continuo in D Major
18. I. Allegro
19. II. Allegro
20. III. Adagio
21. IV. Allegro
22. V. Presto

Sinfonia No. 7 for 2 Violins and Continuo in G Major
23. I. Largo
24. II. Vivace
25. III. Allegro
26. IV. Allegro

Sinfonia No. 9 for 2 Violins and Continuo in A Minor
27. I. Largo – Allegro
28. II. Presto – Adagio
29. III. Allegro
30. IV. Presto

31. Sinfonia No. 2 for Violin, Cello and Continuo in B-Flat Major

Sinfonia No. 4 for 2 Violins and Continuo in D Major
32. I. Grave – Allegro
33. II. Allegro
34. III. Largo
35. IV. Presto

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Sinfonia No. 6 for 2 Violins and Continuo in F Major
36. I. Grave – Allegro
37. II. Largo
38. III. Allegro
39. IV. Presto

This new CD presents the complete String Sinfonias by Alessandro Stradella, a First Recording!

The music by Alessandro Stradella (1639‐1682) is gaining rapidly in recognition and popularity. The composer’s extremely adventurous life (he was an aristocratic lady‐killer, who himself was murdered in the end by a revengeful rival), and his equally adventurous music, present a forceful image of a fascinating and important figure of the Italian Baroque.

Stradella’s String Sinfonias are dramatic works, frequently used by the composer as an overture for his operas and cantatas. The sudden and extreme mood shifts and the expression of deep human emotions show a composer of dramatic genius.

Francesco Cera is one of Italy’s foremost Early Music musicians. As a cembalist and conductor he has built an impressive discography, recording works for Brilliant Classics by Trabaci, d’Anglebert, Scarlatti and Bach.

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