JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER (c.1623-1680): Le memorie dolorose, Sonatas in A Minor and G Minor.
Catalogue Number: 05U013
Label: New Focus Recordings
Description: First performed on Good Frdiay in 1678, this is a sepulcro in which the Virgin Mary is confronted at Christ’s tomb by figures who inspire in her a painful series of recollections. Much of the music, dolorous, is recitative, interspersed with two-stanza arias with duet and trio sections. Italian-English texts. TENET Vocal Artists, Acronym.