Caldara: Morte e sepoltura di Christo

March 21, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Fabio Biondi
Fabio Biondi (Photo: Emile Ashley)

To celebrate Holy Week and Easter, a special 2-hour edition of Baroque&Before presents a work that premiered in 1724. Antonio Caldara’s oratorio Morte e sepoltura di Christo (Christ’s Death and Burial) shows the Baroque master’s remarkable ability to allow music to be inspired by text, thus creating a level of drama and empathy nearing that to be found in the theater.

Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante and soloists in this remarkable sacred work. Recorded live in concert in Krakow’s Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall, during the Misteria Paschalia Festival.


Antonio Caldara (~1670-1736)

Morte e sepoltura di Christo
Parte prima, Parte seconda

Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano: Maria Maddalena
Monica Piccinini, soprano: Maria di Giacobbe
Martina Belli, contralto: Giuseppe d’Arimatea
Carlo Allemano, tenor: Nicodemo
Europe Galante
Fabio Biondi