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…

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Iste Confessor

The musical son of a musical father Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) was the sixth of  Alessandro Scarlatti’s children. He’s mostly remembered today for his keyboard music and his keyboard music, particularly his later keyboard music, which is wonderful for its harmonic richness and its melodic individuality. The same can be said of much of his religious…