ANTONIO CESTI (1623-1669): Overtures and Arias from the Operas L'Argia, La Dori, Orontea and Il Tito, Cantatas Non si parli più d'Amore and Ò quanto concorso.
Catalogue Number: 07Q015
Label: Anima e Corpo
Description: Along with Cavalli, Cesti was the most important representative of the 17th century Venetian school of opera. Although no full-length work has been recorded since Hyperion issued the opera Le disgrazie d'Amore in January of 2010 (01L017), this offering provides several arias and two cantatas which give us further examples of his talents. The use of only theorbo, harp and/or guitar as continuo adds a Spanish quality befitting a new Madrid label. Italian-English texts. Raquel Andueza (soprano), La Galanía; Jesús Fernández Baena.