ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639?-1682): Cantata per la Notte de SS.mo Natale, Sinfonias in A for 2 Violins and Continuo, in F for Violin and Continuo and No. 2 for Violin, Cello and Bass.
Catalogue Number: 10K019
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: We never offered this release when it came out on Tactus (another case of the label probably being between distributors), so here it is now, sort of seasonably apt. The genre of the Christmas Cantata was brand-new at the time Stradella wrote this simple, small-scale, charming little 26-minute work and one can give him credit for being one of the forebears of one of the 18th century's most popular seasonal genres. Italian texts. Cristina Miatello (soprano), Caterina Calvi (contralto), Roberto Abbondanza (bass), La Magnifica Comunità; Enrico Casazza. Original 1999 Tactus release.