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Vivaldi: Filiæ mæstæ Jerusalem, RV 638 - Eser

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'Filiæ mæstæ Jerusalem'

Motet ('introduzione al Miserere') for alto, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo

Text: anonymous

Music: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Composition: probably between 1713 and 1717

Eser, contralto

Bass realisation and programming: Marc D.

Recording: May 2012

Pitch: A = 415 Hz

00:00 - 1. Recitativo: Filiæ mæstæ Jerusalem
01:48 - 2. Aria: Sileant zephyri
08:59 - 3. Recitativo: Sed tenebris diffusis

Score by Martin Straeten, edited by myself.

In the aria's da capo, the ornamentation in the first-violin part closely follows that of a 2003 performance of this work by Il Seminario Musicale conducted by Gérard Lesne.

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Charpentier: Les plaisirs de Versailles - Christie Play

Charpentier: Les plaisirs de Versailles - Christie

Les plaisirs de Versailles, H 480,
little opera in one act

Libretto: Anonymous

Music: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

First performance: 1682, in the Château de Versailles (salon d'Apollon)?

In this recording:

La Musique: Sophie Daneman, soprano
La Conversation: Katalin Károlyi, mezzo-soprano
Le Jeu: Steve Dugardin, countertenor
Comus: Jean-François Gardeil, baritone
Un Plaisir: François Piolino, tenor
Patricia Petibon, Monique Zanetti, sopranos
Fernand Bernadi, baritone

Les Arts Florissants,
conducted by William Christie

Serge Saïta, flute, piccolo
Sébastien Marq, bass flute
Simon Heyerick, Isabel Serrano, violins
Kaori Uemura, bass viol
Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo, guitar
William Christie, harpsichord, organ

Recorded on 20-23 May 1995
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