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listen  1. A. Scarlatti: Gia il sole dal gangeCecilia Bartoli 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A. Scarlatti: Son tutta duoloCecilia Bartoli 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A. Scarlatti: Se Florindo è fedele (from "La donna ancora è fedele")Cecilia Bartoli 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. A. Scarlatti: O cessate di piagarmi (from Il Pompeo)Cecilia Bartoli 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A. Scarlatti: Spesso vibra per suo giocoCecilia Bartoli 1:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Giordani: Caro mio benCecilia Bartoli 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lotti: Pur dicesti, o bocca bellaCecilia Bartoli 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Cesti: Orontea - Intorno all'idol mioCecilia Bartoli 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Paisiello: Nel cor più non mi sentoCecilia Bartoli 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Paisiello: Nina, o sia la Pazza per Amore - Il mio ben quando verràCecilia Bartoli 6:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Anonymous: O leggiadri occhi belliCecilia Bartoli 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Marcello: Quella fiamma che m'accendeCecilia Bartoli 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Caldara: Selve amicheCecilia Bartoli 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Caldara: Sebben crudele mi fai languir'Cecilia Bartoli 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Caccini: Tu ch'hai le penne, amoreCecilia Bartoli 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Parisotti: Se tu m'ami (formerly attributed to Pergolesi)Cecilia Bartoli 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Paisiello: Chi vuol la zingarella (from Zingari in Fiera)Cecilia Bartoli 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Caccini: Amarilli mia bellaCecilia Bartoli 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Cavalli: Delizie contenteCecilia Bartoli 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Vivaldi: Sposa son disprezzataCecilia Bartoli 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Carissimi: Vittoria, mio core!Cecilia Bartoli 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: György Fischer
  • Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Caldara, Giovanni Paisiello, Antonio Cesti, Giulio Caccini, et al.
  • Audio CD (October 13, 1992)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: London / Decca
  • ASIN: B00000420F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,766 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

The chart-topping collection of 18th-century Italian songs ( arie antiche ) arranged by the great Parisotti, and starring the lovely Ms. Bartoli accompanied by Gyorgy Fischer on piano. Includes five songs by Scarlatti; Vivaldi's Sposa Son Disprezzata , and songs by Caccini, Caldara, Paisiello, Pergolesi and others. A London recording.

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The 17th-century Italian art song repertory traditionally reserved for novice singers is given new life via Bartoli's artistry. With impeccable diction and evocative phrasing, she captures every innuendo of these simple, but passionate, pieces. No two repetitive phrases are alike; she chisels every line into a landscape of interpretive magnificence. Scarlatti's simple "O Cessate di Piagarmi" becomes a testament of innocent pain and plaintiveness. Giordano's "Caro Mio Ben" is transformed into a tender cry for love. All embellishments are imaginative and well executed. Accompaniment by György Fischer is equally appealing, sensitive and precise. Every singer questing for the art of singing should study these. --Barbara Eisner Bayer

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It's is stunningly beautiful; it is an amazing accomplishment.
G. Bailey
Cecilia Bartoli is indisputably one of the best representatives of Italian singing nowadays.
Armindo
It is perfect for sitting back with a glass of wine and just relaxing.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Leonard Gladden on March 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
As an accompanist for the past 20+ years, I'd come to believe these songs - many contained within the (in)famous "24 Italian Songs and Arias" were stricly for the high school/early college vocalist to butcher while learning the basics of good singing and Italian.
Boy was I wrong!
Cecilia Bartoli takes these songs and makes you ache, rejoice, and desire right along with her. I never thought I'd be moved by ANY performance of "Caro mio ben" and yet I nearly wrecked my car the first time I heard her on this recording. Magnificent! As is each and every track on this disc. It's inspired me to be a better accompanist and coach, as well as an ardent admirer of all things Bartoli. Many of my choral/vocal music teacher friends have received this disc or bought it after hearing mine. BUY THIS RECORDING!
The only downer is that I may never feel complete if I don't get to accompany this lady on the title track before I die. Oh, well - I guess you can't have it all!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bron Barnacle on September 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Hello !
I have rather ecclectic tastes and this is one of my all time favourite albums.
I understood it is a classic sampler of songs (about ? 2/3 are on the album) collected centuries ago to cover all required singing technique & is used as exercises.
I can relate to the comments of the previous reviewers.
I am NOT an "opera buff" and find some of Cecelia's albums a bit tedious - but not this one.
When I first heard it, I went straight out and bought it.
Why ?
Enjoyment - most of the songs are very pleasant and easy to "hum / la,la,la along to".
But mostly because of her astonishing technique.
If this was an exam, I'm sure she'd get a perfect score.
Her breathing is incredible. As an untrained singer, I KNOW how good she is, believe me !
I was, and still am, completely flabberghasted at her ability to vary volume - especially "without breathing".I have, on occasion, asked friends who actively dislike classical singing to hear certain examples only to consider her ability and in every case they have been very impressed.
I also find some of her renditions extremely touching - even devastating: her "expression"is very skilled & genuine.
My father (opera buff & amateur singer) was astonished at her age when she recorded it - I think approx. 26 or 7 - he felt she sounded far more "mature" than that on this recording.
The accompanying piano is the only instrument and is sensitively and well - played.
The overall impression is of calm with a few lively bursts to break it up. And all the while, excellence.
If you are NOT into complete operas or grand, orchestral performances BUT appreciate & enjoy classical music and singing, you should give this a listen.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "booby20532" on November 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The "24 Arias" are known by every singer as the beginner songs, and the fact is that many students butcher the songs because they find them very boring to sing. Therefore this is a recording for any beginner. Cecilia's coloring, vocal line, diction and basic interpretation are what an aspiring singer should aim for. Even the "boring" songs are brought to life by this versitile singer. How many times has one heard "Se tu m'ami" and just thought, "Not again." Well Cecilia brings new life to timeless songs and hopefully she will inspire younger singers to find the beauty in these songs. For the non-singers, what more could you want to hear but a beautiful singer singing beautiful songs?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Armindo on April 9, 2004
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Cecilia Bartoli is indisputably one of the best representatives of Italian singing nowadays. In a time when many singers sacrifice clean-cut singing for screams, sobs and other tricks, Bartoli's straightforward approach stands out. Her instrument is not the most powerful but because of her solid vocal training she can be heard in the last rows of a theatre. She can tackle the most difficult coloratura but also sing a legato line with great warmth and exemplary evenness of tone.
The arias she sings are simple but never simplistic. Standard arias for a young singer but listening to Cecilia here makes me wonder how many legendary sopranos or mezzos would be able to sing these pieces so skilfully, expressively and with beauty of tone. Listen for example with how much intelligence and expressiveness she handles Paisello's "Nel cor piu non mi sento". Each song has its own character and Bartoli knows exactly how to sing it. Truly a lesson of Italian singing! The only aspect that I sometimes find less pleasing is her occasional aggressive singing. This however only occurs when she embellishes a lot.
I greatly admire Bartoli not only for her operatic achievements and tastes (she's a ardent Tebaldi fan) but also for her devotion to classical singing only (she refuses to become a crossover singer).
Don't miss this lovely recital!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Bailey on September 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As someone who knows next to nothing about opera but who loves music, I have to say that the music here is simply beyond anything I ever expected. It's is stunningly beautiful; it is an amazing accomplishment. It is - if anything is - high art.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Abert TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 6, 2007
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A great singer is one who dedicates singing to the text itself instead to himself/herself.

This is achieved 100% by Ms. Bartoli in this earlier album of hers. The recordings here cannot be termed otherwise than 'immaculate'. The very opening song 'Gia sole dal gange' is a display of Bartoli's unique timbre in its full beauty - glorious, rich and full. Many singers could tackle the range of this song, mezzos or sopranos, but who could pull it off in the manner as Ms. Bartoli? Credit to the one who picked this as the opening song of this fantastic album.

The songs following come in different styles and moods, all given full authentic interpretations by the singer. Compare the 'Vittoria, vittoria mio core' to 'Intorno al'idol mio' or 'Amarilli, mio bella' the vast contrast of mood, brought out equally well. The songs' requirement of versatility of interpretation is fully catered for.

I hate it when people say that this is a learners' album accompanying the 24 Italian Songs edited by one publisher. Such remarks could barely do justice to Ms. Bartoli's superb artistry, though admittedly, this CD would be an invaluable one for THAT purpose. What about the songs NOT included in the 24 Italian songs?
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