Impossible antics and colorations will put you in a state of musical excitement
In this program Maarten Engeltjes sings music by Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Cavalli. Vivaldi's worldly cantatas are each almost an opera in themselves. The cantatas have pastoral texts and often deal with love problems - a great contrast to Vivaldi's characteristic cheerfulness. Love is treacherous and cruel in these cantatas. In Qual per ignoto calle the narrator makes a dark journey into the caverns of his pained heart. In other cantatas, the lover begs for mercy, or forges vengeful plans. Vivaldi's cantatas have been experiencing a revival in recent years. In addition to being a great violin pedagogue, he must have been a skilled singing teacher, for many of his students later became well-known opera stars. The virtuosity of his operas and cantatas is not to be sneezed at.
The impossible antics and colorations will put you in a state of musical excitement that will stay with you for a long time! Also on the program are some gems by Monteverdi and Cavalli, among others.
Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741
Perfi dissimo cor! Iniquo fato!, RV 674
Qual per ignoto calle, RV 677
Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede
Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713
Sonata No. 6
Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643
Si dolce e 'l tormento
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger ca. 1580-1651
Francesco Cavalli 1602-1676
Maarten Engeltjes countertenor