La Scintilla: Sacred Baroque Music from Zürich

January 16, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Orchestra La Scintilla was formed in 1998 by members of the Zürich Opera Orchestra. Early music was the spark (la scintilla) for the creation of the music ensemble. Contralto Wiebke Lehmkul and soprano Ana Quintans join the orchestra, led by Ottavio Dantone, for a program workwork by Alessandro Scarlatti, Gregori, Caldara, and Porpora.

Recorded live in concert July 2, 2018, at the Zürich Opera House.
Thanks to Classical WFMT’s status as a member of the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer this program as a stream from January 17-23.


Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori (1663-1745)
Concerto grosso in D, Op. 2/2

Nicola Porpora (1686-1758)
Salve Regina in F
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, contralto

Antonio Caldara (c. 1670-1736)
Sinfonia III (“La mort d’Abele”)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Stabat mater in c minor
Ana Quintans, soprano; Wiebke Lehmkuhl, contralto
Orchestra La Scintilla; Ottavio Dantone, conductor

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)