ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): San Filippo Neri.
Catalogue Number: 07M019
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Obviously not part of Scarlatti's "simplfication process", this two-hour oratorio of 1705 is a series of recitatives and arias with a few duets, striking for their unusual presence in such a genre, with the title character (a recent saint, dead only 105 years at the time of this oratorio's performance) engaged in dialogues with Faith, Charity and Hope. 2 CDs. Texts, translations and notes on CD-ROM. Mario Nuvoli (tenor), Marco Lazzara (alto), Manuela Custer (mezzo), Rosita Frisani (soprano), Alessandro Stradella Consort; Estevan Velardi.