Cosmopolitanism of the Portuguese Baroque

April 14, 2021, 10:00 pm

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Tonight’s program of chamber music by Portuguese composers and the Italian composers who influenced them is presented by Divino Sospiro, a chamber ensemble founded in Portugal in 2002, directed by the Italian-born conductor and violist Massimo Mazzeo, joined by soprano Eduarda Melo. The music we’ll hear was recorded live March 21, 2021 in the National Palace of Queluz. Due to Covid restrictions, there was no audience.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’ll be able to present tonight’s program as a stream for the next 30 day. A blue “listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.

  • Playlist

    Carlos de Seixas (1704-1742)
    Sonata in G minor, K. 49
    – Allegro; Adagio; Andantino; Amoroso; Allegro assai

     

    Francisco António de Almeida (ca 1702-1755)
    Cantata: A quel leggiadro volto
    – Recitativo: A quel leggiadro volto; Aria: Lascia per un momento; Recitativo: Torni alle meste luci; Aria: Da nembi e da procelle

     

    Pietro Giorgio Avondano (1692-ca 1754)
    Sinfonia in D
    – Allegro; Adagio; Allegro

     

    Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670-1747)
    Oratorio: La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo
    – Aria: Voglio piangere

     

    Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782)
    Oratorio: Gioas, Re di Giuda
    – Aria: Ah, se ho da vivere

     

    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63 (‘La Follia’)

     

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Cantata: O qual meco Nice cangiata
    – Introduzione alla cantata: Allegrissimo, Cantabile Andante, Allegro
    – Recitativo: O qual meco Nice cangiata
    – Aria: Perché non dirmi almeno
    – Recitativo: Di’, rispondi spietata
    – Aria: Dire non voglio tanto

     

    PERFORMERS
    Eduarda Melo, soprano
    Divino Sospiro; Massimo Mazzeo, Director