Release date: 2009
A seductive collection of world premiere recordings of vocal cantatas by Italian composers associated with the Arcadian Academy of Rome. This sumptuous disc of cantatas, telling of the simple love of nymphs and shepherds in an ideal pastoral landscape, presents Schollĺs uniquely beautiful countertenor voice in ravishing music of great sensuality. The music on the disc is easily accessible, relaxing and enchanting.
Andreas is accompanied by an exciting ensemble making their Decca recording debut Ś Accademia Bizantina directed from the harpsichord by their founder Ottavio Dantone. Arcadia includes instrumental works by composers associated with the Arcadian Academy, including such well known names as Corelli and Scarlatti.
1 - 3. Destati Lidia mia by Francesco Gasparini
4 - 10. Ecco, che al fin ritorno by Francesco Gasparini
11 - 12. Fermate omai fugace e bella by Alessandro Scarlatti
13 - 16. Quando penso agl'affani by Benedetto Marcello
17 - 22. Navicella, ove ten vai by Bernardo Pasquini
23 - 25. Sinfonia a 4 by Bernardo Pasquini
26 - 28. Concertino a 7 in G minor "del Signore Arcangelo
29 - 32. Introduzione a 4 by Pietro Paolo Bencini
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