Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

The four cantatas by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi recorded here were published in Naples around 1736 in an elegant and carefully prepared edition entitled “Quattro cantate da camera/La prima per Cimbalo/e/Tre con vari i Recitativi, Violini, e Violetta obbligata/di/Giovan Battista Pergolesi/raccolte/da/Gioacchino Bruno/Contrabbasso della Real Cappella di Napoli/Per Divertimento a’ Dilettanti di Musica /Opera seconda/in Rame./Si vendono nella libreria di Giovanni e Giuseppe Palmiero a Fontana Medina”.
A short while later, perhaps in 1738, Bruno published a new edition of the cantatas.
The fact of the two publication following in short succession testifies to the singular interest which the chamber works of the very young composer from Jesi, who had died in 1736, aroused in Italian and European musical circles.
For all, we need only mention the testimony of Charles de Brosses, who, in 1739, judged the fourth cantata of the collection as “la meillure des Cantates italiennes.”


Cantata Prima
Dalsigre, ahi mia Dalsigre
Recitativo 1:20
Aria 5:30
Recitativo 0:59
Aria 4:39

Cantata Seconda
Luce degli occhi miei
Recitativo 1:01
Aria 5:44
Recitativo 1:10
Aria 4:39

Cantata Terza
Chi non ode, e chi non vede
Aria 8:38
Recitativo 3:54
Aria 4:24

Cantata Quarta
Nel chiuso centro
Recitativo 1:44
Aria 8:56
Recitativo 1:40
Aria 4:59
  • Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
  • Performers: Alessandra Rossi De Simone
    Ensemble Concerto
    Roberto Gini
  • Musicological Text: Francesco Degrada, Roberto Gini
  • Historical Period: Classicism
  • Code: TB 711605
  • Edition: September 2014
  • Barcode: 8007194106022
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 15
  • Total duration: 00:59:10
  • Notes: White Series · Historical Recordings
    It replaces the old TC.711601
  • Texts: Chamber Cantatas opus II

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