Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725): Cantata pastorale per la natività di Nostre Signore (Christmas Cantata)

A Scarlatti – Christmas Cantata – Cantata pastorale per la natività di Nostre Signore:
Oh di Betlemme altera povertà
Gertraut Stoklassa, soprano
Purcell Singers / Mainz Chamber Orchestra / Gunter Kerr
1.Sinfonia
2.Recitativo: O di Betlemme
3.Aria: Dal bel seno d’una stella
4.Recitativo: Presa d’uomo la forma
5.Aria: L’Autor d’ogni mio bene
6.Recitativo: Fortunati pastori
7.Aria: Toccò la prima sorte a voi

This recording is to the best of my knowledge only available on an LP long out of print. While I have carefully removed clicks, pops, static and surface noise wherever possible, I have NOT used any radical equalization adjustments to do so.

This is still one of the best – if not the best recordings of this around, there’s a beautifully warm tone to the performance. I’m delighted to have found it again after so many years. Enjoy :-).

mfi


Video Source: Alessandro Scarlatti – Christmas Cantata – YouTube. Published on Mar 9, 2013 by Tj Aruspex.

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