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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Motezuma (2006)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Motezuma (2006)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Motezuma (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 966 Mb | Total time: 77:00+63:41+54:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 0289 477 5996 6 | Recorded: 2005

Conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire must be kicking himself pretty hard right now. Several years ago, impatient that no trace of Antonio Vivaldi's only opera set in the New World, Motezuma, seemed to be turning up, Malgoire cobbled his own version of the work by pulling together a variety of music from other bits and scraps of Vivaldi and fitting it to the extant libretto. Lo and behold, with the rediscovery of the Berliner Singakademie collection in Russia early in this century, the manuscript of Motezuma is now a known quantity, and it turns out that Malgoire's concoction bears no resemblance whatsoever to it. Nonetheless, even he has to be grateful that this extraordinary score has been located, and now, recorded by Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco on the Archiv Produktion release Vivaldi: Motezuma.
Naturally, it is less than common for even extant vintage 1733 Italian operas to come down in their entirety, and Curtis, working with editor Alessandro Cicciolini, has filled in the blanks with some related material of Vivaldian provenance and composed some fresh recitatives. It all fits together very well, and provides a sense of stylistic continuity, rather than that of pastiche as might normally be expected. None of the singers here are particularly well known, but it is still a first-rate cast; particularly strong is baritone Vito Priante, who has the title role, and as is common in Vivaldi, therefore not very much of the music. Spanish mezzo-soprano Maite Beaumont, who performs the pants role of Fernando (i.e., Hernando Cortez), is a real find, a singer who can perform Vivaldi's sometimes insane vocal acrobatics and yet impart a good deal of characterization to her part.
Motezuma is rich with features that are exceptional for Baroque opera. In listening to a work of this kind, the music is generally the main point of focus rather than the action or story, as the libretti of most Baroque operas are generally not very compelling. Motezuma is different in that one actually is drawn into the tale being told, and Vivaldi supplies an ample amount of text-painting and visualization in his bold, powerful, and rhythmic score. This performance of Motezuma is a bit more restrained than Fabio Biondi's 2005 recording of Vivaldi's opera Bajazet on Virgin Classics, and while the sheer volume of rapid-fire, virtuosic singing on that incredible set is not as much an ingredient here, the dramatic interest more than makes up for it. Il Complesso Barocco does a great job on all fronts; the natural horns and trumpets used in the Act II battle music for the fight between Motezuma and Fernando is a special treat.
–Dave Lewis


Performer:
Motezuma – Vito Priante
Mitrena - Marijana Mijanovič
Teutile - Roberta Invernizzi
Fernando - Maite Beaumont
Ramiro - Romina Basso
Asprano - Inga Kalna
Il Complesso Barocco
Conductor - Alan Curtis

Track List:
CD1:
01. Sinfonia. Allegro
02. Sinfonia. Andante molto
03. Sinfonia. Allegro
04. Atto I. Scene 1. Recitativo accompagnato. Son cinto, eterni dei! / Recitativo. / Scene 2. Recitativo
05. Scene 2. Aria. Gl'oltraggi della sorte
06. Scene 3. Recitativo. Oh comando! Oh dovere!
07. Scene 3. Aria. Là sull'eterna sponda
08. Scene 4. Recitativo accompagnato. Che legge è questa mai! / Recitativo. Ferma, Teutile
09. Scene 5. Aria. Dallo sdegno che m'accende
10. Scene 6. Recitativo. Mirarti appena ardisco
11. Scene 6. Aria. Barbaro, più non sento
12. Scene 7. Recitativo. Infausto dì, quante sciagure veggo
13. Scene 7. Aria. Tace il labbro
14. Scene 8. Recitativo. Numi, se ancor pietosi / Scene 9. Recitativo. Seguimi / Che ricerchi?
15. Scene 11. Recitativo. Qual silenzio è mai questo? / Scene 12. Recitativo. German
16. Scene 14. Aria. I cenni d'un sovrano
17. Scene 15. Recitativo. Confesso: non discerno ave son / Recitativo accompagnato. Ma non s'e
18. Scene 15. Aria. Se prescritta in questo giorno
19. Scene 16. Recitativo accompagnato. Parte l'affitto sposo
20. Scene 16. Aria. S'impugni la spada
21. Scene 17. Recitativo. Non m'avvilisco ancor
22. Scene 17. Aria. Nell'aspre sue vicende
CD2:
01. Atto II. Scene 1. Recitativo. Vani i consigli sono
02. Scene 1. Aria. Brilleran per noi più belle
03. Scene 2. Recitativo. Principio a resirar / Scene 3. Recitativo. Grav'è l'impegno mio
04. Scene 3. Aria. Quel sossor ch'in volto miri
05. Scene 4. Recitativo. Fernando, il gran momento s'avvicina fra noi
06. Scene 5. Terzetto. A battaglia, a battaglia!
07. Scene 6. Recitativo. Consolatevi, amici / Scene 7. Recitativo. Lo faccia, e s'ha coraggio
08. Scene 7. Aria. Sei troppo, troppo facile
09. Scene 8. Recitativo. Mi deride, mi sprezza
10. Scene 8. Aria. D'ira e furor armato
11. Scene 9. Recitativo. Fermati, non fuggir
12. Scene 9. Sinfonia per il combattimento
13. Scene 10. Recitativo. Che fate? Ove correte, valorosi guerrier?
14. Scene 10. Aria. In mezzo alla procella
15. Scene 11. Recitativo. Vanne, crudel! / Scene 12. Recitativo. Fermati, il tuo destino
16. Scene 13. Aria. Un guardo, oh dio!
17. Scene 14. Recitativo: Vanne, che vendicata la tua morte sara
18. Scene 14. Aria. La figlia, lo sposo
CD3:
01. Atto III. Scene 1. Recitativo. Esci german
02. Scene 1. Aria. L'aquila generosa
03. Scene 2. Recitativo. Or ch'è salvo il german
04. Scene 2. Aria. Anche in mezzo dei contenti
05. Scene 3. Recitativo. Eseguite, soldati
06. Scene 3. Aria. Dal timor, dallo spavento
07. Scene 4. Recitativo. Ecco, fedeli miei
08. Scene 4. Aria. Nella stagion ardente
09. Scene 5. Recitativo. Meno apparati
10. Scene 5. Aria. L'agonie dell'alma affitta
11. Scene 6. Recitativo. Figlia, una volta ancora
12. Scene 6. Recitativo accompagnato. Dunque è un errore / Recitativo. Madre infelice!
13. Scene 9. Recitativo accompagnato. Ed ho cor di soffrir? / Recitativo. Ferma, sposa, la des
14. Scene 10. Aria. Dov'è la figlia?
15. Scene 11. Al gran genio guerriero
16. Scene 11. Recitativo. Popoli vinti
17. Scene 11. Al gran genio guerriero
18. Scena ultima. Recitativo. Seguimi, e non temer
19. Scena ultima. Imeneo, che sei d'amori


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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Motezuma (2006)