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Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda (1997)

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Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda (1997)

Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda: RV 669, 655, 657, 658, 659, 660 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 61:49 | Scans included
Classical | Tactus | TC.672208 | Recorded: 1997

This series of CDs by Tactus and Modo Antiquo represents the first complete recording of the cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi. Up until now, these works have appeared only sporadically on record, yet they constitute quite an important body of works in Vivaldi’s total production. Dedicated exclusively to female voices, the cantatas have here been divided according to the classifications used in the Ryom catalogue: cantatas for soprano and continuo, cantatas for contralto and continuo, cantatas for soprano and instruments, cantatas for contralto and instruments. Modo Antiquo has approached this first complete recording of the cantatas by Vivaldi with full respect for the original texts and the performance practices of the period.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio (2005)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio (2005)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 964 Mb | Total time: 194:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 096-2 | Recorded: 2003

The general wall of obscurity surrounding Vivaldi's operas seems to be lifting. Tito Manlio, a large work composed in 1719 for a royal wedding that was called off at the last minute, was recorded on LPs in the 1970s and in 2006 received two new recordings, released at nearly the same time. So much for the theory that opera on recordings is dying! The opera is a compelling one, with a convincing father-son drama: the ancient Roman consul Tito Manlio (or Titus Manlius) plans to have his son executed for disobedience, but the younger Manlio is saved by a flood of acclamation for his military deeds. The opera seria libretto was set by several other composers of the early eighteenth century. Its central role is the young Manlio, intended for a castrato and sung here by soprano Elisabeth Scholl.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Orlando Furioso (2008)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Orlando Furioso (2008)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Orlando Furioso (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 882 Mb | Total time: 166:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 095-2 | Recorded: 2002

Vivaldi's operas are rarely recorded and even less often performed, but happily they are gradually gaining more exposure. The most familiar and most frequently recorded is his 1727 Orlando Furioso. The fact that it has been on the public's radar is due largely to an excellent 1977 recording starring Marilyn Horne and Victoria de los Angeles, which has been reissued on Erato. The opera has since been recorded twice, and a DVD of a 1989 San Francisco Opera production featuring Horne and Kathleen Kuhlmann has been released. The newer CDs are extraordinarily fine; in choosing between Naïve's 2005 version led by Jean-Christophe Spinosi and this CPO release conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli, the listener is in a win-win position. Both feature stellar soloists, who are also compelling actors, and beautiful orchestral playing.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (2004)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (2004)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 775 Mb | Total time: 166:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 740-2 | Recorded: 2001

Antonio Vivaldi composed Arsilda, Regina di Ponto for the Venetian theater of Sant'Angelo in the fall of 1716. While Vivaldi had, by its debut, been an important member of Venetian musical culture for over a decade as a violinist and composer, he had begun composing only three years earlier. Domenico Lalli, his librettist, who settled in Venice in 1710 after fleeing his native Naples upon being charged with embezzlement, was one of the most important librettists of the first decades of the eighteenth century.

Federico Guglielmo, Roberto Loreggian, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Lost Concertos for Anna Maria (2020)

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Federico Guglielmo, Roberto Loreggian, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Lost Concertos for Anna Maria (2020)

Federico Guglielmo, Roberto Loreggian, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Lost Concertos for Anna Maria (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 61:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 924601 | Recorded: 2019

The so-called "Anna Maria Partbook" consists of an elegantly bound volume in red leather containing the violin parts of 31 violin concertos, of which 26 are by Antonio Vivaldi. It was the personal repertoire of Vivaldi's most gifted pupil, the famous "Anna Maria della Pieta", who played also the viola d'amore, the mandolin, the theorbo, and the harpsichord. Anna Maria's partbook represents an extraordinary collection of violin concerts of high virtuosity. 20 of the 26 Vivaldi concerts are also known from other manuscript sources. The remaining 6 are known only from the source of Anna Maria, and therefore incomplete: they are divided into 3 concerts for violin and 3 concerts for violin and organ, a pair of instruments widely used by Vivaldi and the Pieta.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo, Elisabeth Scholl - Alessandro Scarlatti: Inferno - Cantate drammatiche (2006)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo, Elisabeth Scholl - Alessandro Scarlatti: Inferno - Cantate drammatiche (2006)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo, Elisabeth Scholl - Alessandro Scarlatti: Inferno - Cantate drammatiche (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 65:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 141-2 | Recorded: 2004

Alessandro Scarlatti is generally considered one of the most important Italian composers of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. But his music, although it has received more attention in recent years, is still largely unknown. This is partly due to the large quantity of his output: in the genre of the chamber cantata alone at least six hundred compositions are with certainty attributable to him.