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Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 398 Mb | Total time: 80:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029520955 | Recorded: 2019

Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann shines a light on the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque era, often overshadowed by the extravagant talents and reputations of castrato singers like Farinelli and Caffarelli. Her programme of Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Bononcini, Caldara and Gasparini displays the variety of operatic roles – both female and male – assumed by contraltos like Vittoria Tesi and Anna Marchesini. “We must remember that the opera composers of the early 18th century saw the female contralto and the male castrato as vocally interchangeable,” says Stutzmann, “and that the voice most closely resembling a castrato is not the countertenor – produced using a falsetto technique – but the contralto, which is a natural voice.” Stutzmann both sings and conducts Orfeo 55, the instrumental ensemble she founded a decade ago

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato | # 0190295765293 | Time: 01:13:20

The Arie Antiche compiled by Alessandro Parisotti are known to each and every student of classical singing. But with Quella fiamma, Nathalie Stutzmann and Orfeo 55 breathe new fire into this primer for the voice, performing these songs and arias with original orchestrations, as they would have been heard in their day. Before they were lessons, they were high art. This album is a selection of pieces from Arie antiche, a 19th Century collection of songs edited by Alessandro Parisotti to be a vocal primer. Though now more famous as the editor of Arie antiche, Parisotti was also a composer, and he managed to slip one of his own works into the book by attributing to Giovanni Pergolesi his song "Se tu m'ami". The collection was very much a part of the trend to rediscover old and forgotten works, and the popularity of the three-volume set has endured to this day. For this album the musicians of Orfeo 55 have worked painstakingly to source original scores and to edit the parts as necessary. While the instrumental works are not part of Parisotti’s primer, they provide brief musical interludes between the songs to enhance the overall listening experience and bring these works together into a coherent programme.

Nathalie Stutzmann & Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)

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Nathalie Stutzmann & Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)

Nathalie Stutzmann & Orfeo 55 - Contralto (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 463 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 216 Mb | 01:34:07
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann shines a light on the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque era, often overshadowed by the extravagant talents and reputations of castrato singers like Farinelli and Caffarelli. Her programme of Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Bononcini, Caldara and Gasparini displays the variety of operatic roles – both female and male – assumed by contraltos like Vittoria Tesi and Anna Marchesini. “We must remember that the opera composers of the early 18th century saw the female contralto and the male castrato as vocally interchangeable,” says Stutzmann, “and that the voice most closely resembling a castrato is not the countertenor – produced using a falsetto technique – but the contralto, which is a natural voice.” Stutzmann both sings and conducts Orfeo 55, the instrumental ensemble she founded a decade ago.