GIUSEPPE BRESCIANELLO (1690-1758): Tisbe.
Catalogue Number: 11Q022
Reference: 777 806-2
Description: This composer's only opera dates from 1717 and was never performed (how many composers can say that?). Called opera pastorale by Brescianello, it has some lovely pastoral representations in its first act, a lovely aria for Thisbe accompanied by a solo violin and two choruses in French divertissement style (one with dancing). There are influences of Vivaldi and Albinoni while it also looks ahead to Hasse. A nice, unpretentious out-of-the-way find. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Nina Bernsteiner (soprano), Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (alto), Julius Pfeifer (tenor), Matteo Bellotto (bass), Il Gusto Barocco (Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra); Jörg Halubek