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Caldara: Requiem; Missa dolorosa: Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

Musica Fiorita , Antonio Caldara , Daniela Dolci Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Daniela Dolci
  • Composer: Antonio Caldara
  • Audio CD (10 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pan Classics
  • ASIN: B00HHIN9S8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,466 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Requiem: AndanteMusica Fiorita 2:17£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Requiem: Te decet: Hymnus LargoMusica Fiorita 2:42£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Requiem: AndanteMusica Fiorita 2:19£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Requiem: Kyrie eleison: AndanteMusica Fiorita 2:08£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Requiem: Christe eleison: AndanteMusica Fiorita 1:51£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Requiem: Kyrie eleison: AndanteMusica Fiorita 2:36£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sonata a 3 in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 5: I. GraveMusica Fiorita 2:27£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sonata a 3 in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 5: II. VivaceMusica Fiorita 1:43£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sonata a 3 in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 5: III. AdagioMusica Fiorita 2:32£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sonata a 3 in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 5: IV. VivaceMusica Fiorita 1:14£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Requiem: Dies Irae: Adagio, Quantus tremorMusica Fiorita 1:51£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Requiem: Tuba mirum: AndanteMusica Fiorita 1:52£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Requiem: Mors stupebit: AdagioMusica Fiorita 1:35£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Requiem: Judex ergoMusica Fiorita 1:16£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Requiem: Rex tremende: LargoMusica Fiorita 2:16£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Requiem: RecordareMusica Fiorita 1:27£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Requiem: Ingemisco tamquam reusMusica Fiorita 3:10£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Requiem: Confutatis: PrestoMusica Fiorita0:32£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Requiem: Voca me cum benedictisMusica Fiorita 1:28£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Requiem: Oro supplex: AdagioMusica Fiorita 2:31£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Requiem: Lacrymosa: AdagioMusica Fiorita 1:04£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Requiem: Judicandus: LargoMusica Fiorita 2:15£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Requiem: Pie JesuMusica Fiorita0:59£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Requiem: AndanteMusica Fiorita 2:21£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Requiem: AmenMusica Fiorita 1:24£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Cello Sonata No. 15 in A Major: I. LargoLibor Pesek 2:26£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Cello Sonata No. 15 in A Major: II. AllegroLibor Pesek 2:24£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Cello Sonata No. 15 in A Major: III. Aria non molto allegroLibor Pesek 2:58£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Cello Sonata No. 15 in A Major: IV. AllegroLibor Pesek 2:23£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Missa Dolorosa: SanctusMusica Fiorita 1:01£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Missa Dolorosa: BenedictusMusica Fiorita 1:53£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Missa Dolorosa: Agnus DeiMusica Fiorita 3:24£0.59  Buy MP3 


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Antonio Caldara belongs to the great generation of musicians of the Venetian late Baroque period, born around 1670 in which he, himself, and Antonio Lotti excelled in the area of vocal music; Albinoni and Vivaldi in their respective instrumental oeuvres. With an utterly inexhaustible imagination and a profoundly Italian cantabile nature, he also achieved the highest degree of representation of emotions, melodic sweetness, sophisticated dissonance and an operatic element in his sacred works. It is no wonder, therefore, that the Viennese court kapellmeister Johann Joseph Fux, Caldara's colleague at the Habsburg court, called him a musician 'of great virtù and capacity'. When exactly and for what occasion Caldara composed his Requiem is unclear. The text of the requiem mass, at any rate, inspired him to create music of strong character reflecting the gloomy, near-death atmosphere of the text. Particularly characteristic is the dark colouring of the instrumental ensemble. Only in the Tuba mirum does Caldara call for two trumpets who proclaim the Last Judgement. The manuscript of Caldara's Requiem, which has been handed down in an incomplete state, is preserved in Prague National Library. This CD is completed by appropriate chamber music by the composer and excerpts from his late 'Missa dolorosa'.

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Musica Fiorita - Daniela Dolci, orgue, clavecin & direction

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unknown but beautiful Requiem 20 Feb 2014
By Stephen Midgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Antonio Caldara has been doing quite well in the CD catalogues in recent years, with a fair number of recordings of his vocal music, both sacred and secular, and of his instrumental works too. His recognition is well-deserved, for he was a brilliant late-baroque composer of great versatility, imagination and melodic invention. However, this Requiem was only recently discovered in a Prague library and this is its first recording. In fact it remains incomplete, and it's not known whether the missing sections were lost or simply never composed; it is also not known for whom, or for what occasion, it was written.

For this recording, therefore, we get Caldara's `Requiem aeternam', `Kyrie' and `Dies irae' movements, amounting to around 40 minutes of music, with added fillers in the form of two instrumental works and, to round off the Requiem format, the closing movements from his `Missa dolorosa'. Both music and performances are very fine indeed. Musica Fiorita are a talented and stylish Basel-based period instrument ensemble, here including a choir of twelve voices singing with 3 voices per part including male altos; they are directed with excellent style and spirit by Daniela Dolci. The instruments include a substantial continuo section, so there is plenty of enjoyable plucking and strumming to add to the textural variety. The opening `Requiem' and `Kyrie' sections are all very lovely, with a fine fugal closing Kyrie passage which is moved along very nicely in this performance. `Dies irae' opens with forceful instrumental motifs, and there are especially fine parts for two natural trumpets in `Tuba mirum'. `Rex tremendae' is a lovely, graceful section for soprano, again very nicely taken here. `Oro supplex' has a similarly fine passage for bass solo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once again... 21 Feb 2014
By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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...I find myself unable to add anything useful to a review written by Stephen Midgley. So I will just make note of my agreement with what he says as being a true and accurate representation, for what it's worth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unknown but beautiful Requiem 20 Feb 2014
By Stephen Midgley - Published on Amazon.com
Antonio Caldara has been doing quite well in the CD catalogues in recent years, with a fair number of recordings of his vocal music, both sacred and secular, and of his instrumental works too. His recognition is well-deserved, for he was a brilliant late-baroque composer of great versatility, imagination and melodic invention. However, this Requiem was only recently discovered in a Prague library and this is its first recording. In fact it remains incomplete, and it’s not known whether the missing sections were lost or simply never composed; it is also not known for whom, or for what occasion, it was written.

For this recording, therefore, we get Caldara’s ‘Requiem aeternam’, ‘Kyrie’ and ‘Dies irae’ movements, amounting to around 40 minutes of music, with added fillers in the form of two instrumental works and, to round off the Requiem format, the closing movements from his ‘Missa dolorosa’. Both music and performances are very fine indeed. Musica Fiorita are a talented and stylish Basel-based period instrument ensemble, here including a choir of twelve voices singing with 3 voices per part including male altos; they are directed with excellent style and spirit by Daniela Dolci. The instruments include a substantial continuo section, so there is plenty of enjoyable plucking and strumming to add to the textural variety. The opening ‘Requiem’ and ‘Kyrie’ sections are all very lovely, with a fine fugal closing Kyrie passage which is moved along very nicely in this performance. ‘Dies irae’ opens with forceful instrumental motifs, and there are especially fine parts for two natural trumpets in ‘Tuba mirum’. ‘Rex tremendae’ is a lovely, graceful section for soprano, again very nicely taken here. ‘Oro supplex’ has a similarly fine passage for bass solo. In fact, there are many solo and concerted passages for voices throughout the work; they are sung by unspecified members of Musica Fiorita’s vocal group, and in all cases they are very finely done. The music is equally full of graceful instrumental ritornelli and distinctive, expressive melodies. Altogether this Requiem Mass, or what remains of it, is a lovely work.

Of the two instrumental works, here interspersed between the movements of the Requiem, the first - a Trio Sonata in E minor op. 1 no. 5 - begins with an appropriately solemn and beautiful Grave; it is a fine piece which, again, receives a lovely performance from the instrumentalists. Later on, in recognition of Caldara’s own instrument, we get the Sonata in A major no. 15 for solo cello and continuo; it goes well on the whole, except that in the third movement the players take the marking ‘Aria non molto allegro’ rather too literally and it just about grinds to a halt in a couple of places. But this, for me at least, was the only flaw in the entire programme and so I’ve readily forgiven it for the purposes of the 5-star rating above.

After that we return to the liturgy; the closing sections of Caldara’s ‘Missa dolorosa’ - ‘Sanctus’, a ‘Benedictus’ with an especially lovely initial Andante section, and ‘Agnus Dei’ - bring the programme to a very satisfying close. Recorded sound is excellent, as are the CD booklet notes. Altogether this is a great disc, full of very fine music and beautifully performed by Daniela Dolci and her musicians, and I would strongly recommend it to fans of this brilliant baroque composer.

As a footnote, I will just add that there are still numerous fine - and in some cases great - works by Caldara waiting to be recorded. In fact I would like to put in a special plea for a modern recording of his magnificent ‘Missa Sanctificationis Sancti Joannis Nepomuceni’, which was splendidly recorded under Vaclav Smetacek, on the Musica Sacra label, in the days of the vinyl disc but has never been available since then. How about it, Musica Fiorita?
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