ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639-1682): La Forze delle Stelle.
Catalogue Number: 10Q016
Reference: A 377
Description: This undated Serenata for 7 voices, 2 concertino ensembles and concerto grosso (First Recording) sets texts which themselves were created for a scenario written by Queen Cristina. The use of three instrumental ensembles offers Stradella ample opportunity for contrapuntal and tonal experimentation (with one accompanied recitative decades ahead of its time) and musical variety coupled with his innate talent for word-setting. Italian-English texts. Nora Tabbush, Claudia Di Carlo (sopranos), Ensemble Mare Nostrum; Andrea De Carlo.