Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, re di Polonia

June 12, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Premiering in Florence in 1705, Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio for 5 solo voices and instrumental ensemble presents an allegory on the temptations by Regio Fasto (Royal Splendor) and Amor Profano (Profane Love) on Poland’s patron saint, the 15th century Prince Kazimierz, with Castità (Chastity) and Umiltà (Humility) triumphant in the struggle for Prince Casimir’s soul.

Recorded live in concert July 15, 2018, at the Stary Sącz Early Music Festival, held in the 13th-century Polish town of Stary Sącz.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we are able to offer tonight’s program as a stream from June 13 through July 13. A blue “Listen” button below will appear when the stream is available.

Music

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Concerto Grosso # 1 in f
San Casimiro, re di Polonia
, Part I

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
“Allegro” from Concerto Grosso in F, Opus 6, # 2

Alessandro Scarlatti
San Casimiro, re di Polonia, Part II

ARTISTS
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Vocal Soloists (unidentified)
Jaroslaw Thiel, conductor