ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia.
Catalogue Number: 07K015
Reference: 777 258
Description: This 1708 oratorio, which builds psychological tension in a very operatic manner (the characters are an obsessive Jesus-loving saint, her Roman judge becoming equally obsessed with her, Cecilia's nurse and the judge's counsellor are the four characters), vanished into private collections from 1742 until 2000 when this recording was made for a radio broadcast. 2 CDs. Italian-English texts. Nancy Argenta, Marinella Pennicchi (sopranos), Bernhard Landauer (countertenor), Marco Beasley (tenor), I Barocchisti; Diego Fasolis.