GIOVANNI BATTISTA BASSANI (1647?-1716): Giona.
Catalogue Number: 06R017
Reference: TC 640290
Description: This oratorio dates from 1689, was Bassani’s first, commissioned by the Este family. Written for gifted and experienced singers, the music is also notable for the fact that only 8 of its 53 numbers are accompanied by mere continuo while the rest have five-part string accompaniment. 2 CDs. Texts available online. Carlo Vistoli (countertenor), Laura Antonaz (soprano), Margherita Rotondi (mezzo), Ensemble “Les Nations”; Maria Luisa Baldassari (harpsichord), Marina Scaioli (organ).