LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805): Arie Accademiche Nos. 1-5, G.544-548 and No. 14, G.557.
Catalogue Number: 11T020
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Not known at all for stage works, Boccherini did leave behind 18 extant standalone concert arias, of unknown date, though probably composed between 1786 and 1792. Six of them are presented here, all composed for soprano and to texts by Metastasio, and all bold and technically challenging works which would fit within the opera seria genre. Italian texts. Sandra Pastrana (soprano), Orchestra dell’Istituto Superiore do Studi Musicali Luigi Boccherini de Lucca; GianPaolo Mazzoli.