CARLO LENZI (1735-1805): Lamentazione I and II per il Venerdì Santo, Sonate 1 and 3 from Suonate fatte per la fonzione del Venerdì S.to in Cadice, W.A. MOZART (1756-1791): Church Sonatas K 225 and 245, Exsultate jubilate, K 165.
Catalogue Number: 04S022
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 10364
Description: Lenzi was educated in Naples and worked for 40 years as maestro di cappella at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. Out of his entire compositional output, his 34 Lamentations for the Holy Week particularly stand out. For this recording, the first lamentation for Good Friday in 1777 and the second lamentation for Maundy Thursday in 1780 were chosen. They incline toward the galant style, and have a pathetic-sentimental expresion, as well as brilliant and intricately composed vocal parts. Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (soprano), Ensemble Autarena; Marco Scandelli.