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Vivaldi - Bajazet / D'Arcangelo, Daniels, Ciofi, Genaux, Mijanovic, Garanca, Europa Galante, Biondi [Includes Bonus DVD]

Antonio Vivaldi , Fabio Biondi , Europa Galante , David Daniels , Elina Garanca , Marijana Mijanovic , Vivica Genaux , Patrizia Ciofi , Ildebrando D'Arcangelo Audio CD
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listen  1. Bajazet, Sinfonia: I AllegroIldebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bajazet, Sinfonia: II Andante MoltoIldebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Bajazet, Sinfonia: III AllegroIldebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 1: Recit: Prence Lo So, Vi Devo (Bajazet/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 1: Aria: Del Destin Non Dee Lagnarsi (Bajazet)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 2: Recit: Non Si Perda Di Vista (Andronico/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 2: Aria: Nasce Rosa Lusinghiera (Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 3: Recit: Principe, Or Ora I Greci (Tamerlano/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 3: Aria: In Si Torbida Procella (Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 4: Recit: Il Tartaro Ama Asteria (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 4: Aria: Quel Ciglio Vezzosetto (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 6:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 4 & 5: Recit: Or Si, Fiero Destino...Non È Più Tempo Asteria (Tamerlano/Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 4 & 5: Aria: Vedeste Mai Sul Prato (Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 7 & 8: Recit: Non Ascolto Più Nulla!...Asteria Non Parlate? (Bajazet/Asteria/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 7 & 8: Aria: Amara Un Alma Ingrata (Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 9: Recit: Cosi La Sposa (Irene/Andronico/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 9: Aria: Qual Guerriero In Campo Armato (Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 7:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 10: Recit: E' bella Irene (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 10: Aria: Non Ho Nel Sen Costanza (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 1: Recit: Amico, Tengo Un Testimon Fedele (Tamerlano/Andronico/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 2: Recit: Sarete Dunque Ostinato (Idaspe/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 2: Aria: Anch' Il Mar Par Che Sommerga (Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 3: Recit: Gloria, Sdegno Ed Amore (Asteria/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 3: Aria: Stringi Le Mie Catene (Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 4: Recit: Ah Disperato Andronico! (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 4: Aria: La Sorte Mia Spietata (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 6:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 5: Recit: Signor, Vergine Illustre (Tamerlano/Asteria/Idaspe/Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 5: Aria: Cruda Sorte (Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 6: Recit: Senti, Chiunque (Asteria/Irene/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 6: Aria: La Cervetta Timidetta (Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 7: Recit: Gran Cose E Spone Asteria (Irene/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 7: Aira: Sposa, Son Disprezzata (Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 8: Recit: Dov'è Mia Figlia Andronico (Bajazet/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 8: Aria: Dov'è Al Figlia? (Bajazet)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bajazet, Act 2, Scenes 9 & 10: Recit: Asteria, S'iamo Al Soglio...Sei Quella Tu (Tamerlano/Asteria/Bajazet/Andronico/Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 5:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bajazet, Act 2, Scenes 9 & 10: Aria: Quartetto - Si Crudel! Questo È l'amore (Irene/Asteria/Tamerlano/Bajazet)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 1: Recit: Figlia Siam Rei (Bajazet/Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 1: Aria: Veder Parmi, Or Che Nel FondoIldebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 2: Recit: Andronico Il Mio Amore (Tamerlano/Andronico/Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 3: Aria: Barbaro Traiditor (TamerlanO)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 4: Recit: Figlia, Con Atto Tutta Perdesti...Asteria (Bajazet/Asteria/Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 4: Aria: Spesso Tra Vaghe Rose (Andronico)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 7:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Bajazet, Act 3, Scenes 7 & 9: Recit: Eccoti, Bajazet (Tamerlano/Andronico/Bajazet/Idaspe/Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Bajazet, Act 3, Scenes 7 & 9: Aria: Verrò Crudel, Spietato (Bajazet)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 6: Recit: Signor, Fra Tante Cure (Irene/Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 6: Aria: Son Tortorella (Irene)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 7: Recit: Eccoti, Bajazet (Tamerlano/Andronico/Bajazet/Idaspe)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 8: Recit: E Morto Si, Tiranno (Asteria/Andronico/Bajazet)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 8: Aria: Svena, Uddici, Abbatti, Atterra (Asteria)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Bajazet, Act 3, Finale: Recit: Parte Asteria E Restano (Andronico/Irene/Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Bajazet, Act 3, Finale: Coro: Coronata Di Giglie (Idaspe/Asteria/Irene/Andronico/Tamerlano)Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Performer: David Daniels, Elina Garanca, Marijana Mijanovic, Vivica Genaux, Patrizia Ciofi, et al.
  • Orchestra: Europa Galante
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Audio CD (May 10, 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B00022LE38
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,166 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This stunner of an opera involves the proud sultan Bajazet (bass) and his battle with his bloodthirsty rival-tyrant Tamerlane (counter-tenor). More than 50 operas were composed on the subject. Here Vivaldi has composed all the recitatives and marvelous arias for the dignified, fine characters and used arias by other composers--Hasse, Giacomelli, Carlo Broschi--for Tamerlano and the nasties. The music is energetic and virtuosic throughout. Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante and soloists with urgent, theatrical precision, making the story come to life. The singing could not be better: Ildebrando d'Arcangelo is a remarkably sympathetic Bajazet, singing with fluency and power; David Daniels amazes as Tamerlano; Marijana Mijanovic sings the role of Asteria (Bajazet's daughter) with love and precision; and Viveca Genaux dazzles with her perfect coloratura as Irene. This is a treasure trove of singing, and a bonus DVD allows us to see/hear the performers in rehearsal. Highly recommended. --Robert Levine

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Bajazet to Rule Them All September 29, 2005
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This is a Bajazet to end all Bajazets and Tamerlanes. The score is first class- Vivaldi wrote some of his most inspired and beautiful music for this one and then wisely borrowed several great pieces from Broschi and others. The story is garbled garbage, but it serves the glorious music just perfect. The orchestra playing has spectacular urgency and flow and all of this is served in a recording of amazing quality- the sound engineers deserve a heap of golden sun medals.

The vocal superstars of this recording fire on all cylinders- there's enough energy in the fast arias to power up a small city, while the slow ones are just as intense.

The standouts? Hard to pick any, everything is that good, but my favourite at the moment is Garanca's Non ho nel sen costanza; Arcangelo's Dove la figlia and Genaux' Qual guerriero are the most vibrant. Vivica outdoes herself in this aria's ornamentations- the writing is already so dense, it seems impossible to actually put any extra notes in there, yet she does that and how! And all this while taking it at even greater speed that she did on her Arias for Farinelli album and with laser point accuracy.

I really did not expect such operatic splendor from Biondi. So far I only associated him with instrumental music, including a horrible rendition of Four Seasons, which I got to know from a most campy music video I saw on TV- it featured a fair maiden in a flowing romantic cloak trashing around a forest, no less- but if Bajazet is a sign of things to come, Biondi and the gang should quit all other gigs and stick to doing as many Baroque operas as possible.
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Beautiful June 3, 2005
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If you're a fan of Vivica Genaux or David Daniels, or if you're a devote of Handel's operas, you'll love Bajazet. In fact, it's based on the same libretto as Handel's Tamerlano (although the texts of the arias appear to be different). Up to now, I've never found Vivaldi's operas very appealing. Even conductor Fabio Biondi calls many of them "boring." (Gramophone, May 2005) In contrast, Biondi terms Bajazet Vivaldi's "best opera score." I bought Bajazet on impulse after hearing a portion of it being played in a local music store and have been absolutely captivated. It's full of baroque vocal pyrotechnics, beautifully performed by singers and instrumentalists alike. Although it all sounds effortless on the CDs, the accompanying DVD gives one a feel for the skill required. The opening three-movement sinfonia is also top-notch Vivaldi. If you're at all tempted to buy this album, don't resist.

Addendum (1/2012): This recording has been reissued as Vivaldi: Bajazet (2 CD/DVD).
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will never tire of this recording- the Best of 2005 September 25, 2005
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I have read some frivolous carping regarding this fine, spendid recording. So what if the plot is garbage? We're talking about two CDs full of some the most ornate and varied baroque arias that you can ever hope to hear. If Vivaldi misses some of the counterpoint that works so well for Handel, Bajazet does not suffer for wont of it. If you don't like what you see on the bonus DVD, well, hey, they threw it in for free. If nothing else, it answers the essential question of how Vivica Genaux is able to sing Qual Guerriero di Campo Armato.

Being a pasticcio (pastiche) opera, we are treated to a stunning array of arias, that are lightening fast, slow and stately, pensive, jubilant, and in all cases opulent. Very few operas of this period can boast of such wealth of fine music that each character gets to sing at least two or three first-rate arias!

As glorious as the music is, Virgin Classics ups the ante by assembling one of the finest ensembles in recorded operatic history, in my opinion. What is most notable is that David Daniels is the sole countertenor, while there are three sizzling mezzos- Genaux, Marjanovic, and Garancia (forgive me if I misspelled the last two names). Genaux gets to sing the most ornate and dizzying aria of the whole opera, and thus top billing, but the other two mezzos hold their own. Marjanovic is a force to be reckoned with. She goes for broke, and proves that the has the goods to do so. The final aria of the first disc is an example of her powerful voice and technique. However, she also sings the most intimate and elegaic aria, La Cervetta Timidetta. I was and am spellbound by this aria, which is wonderfully restrained and heart-rendering. Garancia has a voice that is very harmonious, and a possesses a clean technique.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music and recording! December 11, 2005
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We speculate about prices or something else many times on these pages. But when I listening this recording, -actually like many other recordings-, I feel that, we are so lucky because we have these stunning, wonderful, marvellous musics,interpreters and also recording labels.And this music can not measure with money or something else. This is art.
Bajazet is a luxurous opera which shines with absolute musical beauty. Ýt is also powerful work. Listen, for example, track 11 on first cd, Elina Garanca's "Quel ciglio vezzosetto". Perhaps you shed tears while listening. And such a voice! Thanks to you Mrs.Garanca! And you should admire Marijana Mijanovic' great interpretations.
Try also, "La verita in cimento"(opus 111)This is a marveollus work too. And we have great voices: Gemma Bertagnolli, Sara Mingardo, Philippe Jaroussky. Viva Vivaldi!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bajazet (Tamerlano) - the best Vivaldi pasticcio of dualism.
I like the interpretation, the music and the idea how skillfully Vivaldi used here a form of pasticcio: using his own old fashioned music (mostly also borrowd from earlier works) -... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Maxim Khinkiladze
5.0 out of 5 stars Bajazet
I learned of this opera through Elina Garanca's website. I don't like baroque music, but checked it out because I love Ms. Garanca's voice, musicality and acting. I love Bajazet! Read more
Published on November 1, 2010 by Linda Graul
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
This is a fabulous album. The orchestral playing (including the baroque instruments) is terrific, and the singers are -- all -- outstanding! Read more
Published on April 6, 2010 by Dr. Marjorie Wiener
5.0 out of 5 stars YES !!..
This music is wonderful and the performers enjoy any note of the score catching up the listener till to the end . Two good reasons to have this work. I think. Read more
Published on March 23, 2010 by Gabriele Frignani
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine music, and the DVD is also fun
I almost didn't watch the DVD. I expected just a bunch of people prancing around in period costumes, which is not my thing - I mostly just care about the sound. Read more
Published on June 25, 2009 by W. P. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Roll Over, George Frideric, and Tell Amadeus the News
Vivaldi's opera Bajazet tells the same tale of love redeemed by a father's death as Handel's Tamerlane. Read more
Published on June 15, 2008 by Giordano Bruno
5.0 out of 5 stars Monumental Recording
From the same composer that

brought us "The four Seasons"

Antonio Vivaldi, comes this

'dramma per musica' it tells

us the story of... Read more
Published on March 13, 2007 by paulusrex
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply fantastic
This is one of the best recordings that I have bought recently. The entire opera is a treasure, and they couldn't have picked a better cast. Read more
Published on February 27, 2007 by A Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous fun and great singing
I have to say that I prefer Handel's Tamerlano for musical reasons. However, Vivaldi's opera on the same subject is very enjoyable and entertaining. Read more
Published on September 18, 2006 by Steven Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
This album exceeded my expectations. In the true pasticcio form, Vivaldi copied and pasted other composers' work, and his own of previous operas. Read more
Published on May 22, 2006 by Dennis Figueroa
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