BENEDETTO MARCELLO (1686-1739): Il pianto e il riso.
Catalogue Number: 07R018
Label: Fra Bernardo
Reference: fb 1503177
Description: This is a two-part allegorical oratorio from 1731 in which the four seasons lament the death and then celebrate the glorification of Mary. In fine Venetian style it is ebullient, full of life and without a shred of clerical piety. The record label follows suit by using a black-and-white 20th century photograph of four men holding pigs in an unidentifiable Italian town or city. 2 CDs. Italian texts. Silvia Frigato (soprano), Elena Biscuola (alto), Raffaele Giordani (tenor), Mauro Borgioni (bass), Venice Monteverdi Academy, Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte; Roberto Zarpellon.