ATTILIO ARIOSTI (1666-1729): Arias for Alto from the Operas Vespasiano, I gloriosi presagi di Scipione, Caio Marzio Coriolano, Aquilio Consolo, Dario, Tito Manlio, La profezia d’Eliseo nell’assedio di Samaria and La madre de’ Maccabei.

Catalogue Number: 01R019

Label: Glossa

Reference: GCD 923506

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: This collection stands out not only for the range of the vocal part - from simple melodies to exuberant rouladles and demanding ingenious ornamentation - but for the unusual orchestration Ariosti demands: lots of first violins and continuo cellos, often overwhelming the middle parts. And one aria has a part for solo theorbo and another for two high cellos. Not the same old stuff. Italian-English texts. Filippo Mineccia (countertenor), Ensemble Odysee; Andrea Friggi.

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