The Jommelli Album

Pan Classics: PC10352

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The Jommelli Album

Catalogue No:

PC10352

Discs:

1

Release date:

7th Oct 2016

Barcode:

7619990103528

Length:

60 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Jommelli Album


Jommelli:

Fra il mar turbato (from Bajazette)

Se mai senti spirarti sul volto (from La Clemenza di Tito)

La Passione di Nastro Signore Gesu Cristo: Come a vista

Cantata per la Nativita della Beatissima Vergine: Pastor son´io

Sinfonia

Lamentazioni per Mercoledi Santo: O vos omnes

La Passione di Nastro Signore Gesu Cristo: Ritomera fra voi

Parto, ma la speranza (from La Schiava Liberata)

Salda rupe (from Pelope)


Filippo Mineccia (countertenor)

Nereydas, Javier Ulises Illán

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For his new aria recital for Pan Classics, countertenor Filippo Mineccia teams up with the young Spanish ensemble, Nereydas, directed by Javier Ulises Illán. The repertoire, a selection of arias for alto by Niccolò Jommelli, aims at making clear the importance of this composer in the history of Italian opera, and especially in the early days of Classicism. It is bright, delicate and sensitive music, combining, in the word of scholar Marita P. McClymonds, “German complexity, French decorative elements and Italian brio, welded together by an extraordinary gift for dramatic effectiveness”. This CD demonstrates a command of vocal writing, as found equally in the composer’s operas and oratorios, and a new showcase for Filippo Mineccia’s breathtaking vocal abilities; already among the leading countertenors of our time.

Niccolò Jommelli: Bajazette

Bajazette, Part II: Aria: Fra il mar turbato

Niccolò Jommelli: La clemenza di Tito

La clemenza di Tito, Part II: Aria: Se mai senti spirarti sul volto

Niccolò Jommelli: La passione di Gesù Cristo

La passione di Gesù Cristo, Part I: Aria: Come, a vista di pene sì fiere

Niccolò Jommelli: La natività della Beatissima Vergine

La natività della Beatissima Vergine, Act II: Aria: Pastor son io

Niccolò Jommelli: Sinfonia a 2 violine e basso

I. Largo

II. Fuga

III. Largo

IV. Allegro

Niccolò Jommelli: Lamentazioni del profeta Geremia per il Mercoledì Santo, Lamentazione terza

Le Lamentazioni del profeta Geremia per il Mercoledi Santo, Lamentazione terza: O vos omnes

La passione di Gesù Cristo

La passione di Gesù Cristo, Part II: Aria: Ritornerà tra voi

Niccolò Jommelli: La schiava liberata

La schiava liberata, Part II: Aria: Parto ma la speranza

Niccolò Jommelli: Pelope

Pelope, Part II: Aria: Salda rupe

Sunday Times

27th November 2016

“the standout is Se mai senti spirarti sul volto, from Jommelli’s La clemenza di Tito of 1771: expressive, spacious yet concentrated, with singing to match. But everything impresses, including the suave, exciting playing of the Spanish group Nereydas.”

Opera Now

January 2017

****

“Mineccia sings with the early music ensemble Nereydas, conducted by Javier Ulises Illán, and together they explore Jommelli’s rich orchestral textures and colours with obvious delight”

Gramophone Magazine

January 2017

“Filippo Mineccia is a visceral performer for whom dramatic characterisation seems to be paramount, while the range of musical moods provides some scope for versatile and astute musicianship…the small band Nereydas play turbulent stormy effects with brio”

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