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Christina Pluhar|Alla Napoletana

Alla Napoletana

Christina Pluhar/L'Arpeggiata

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Christina Pluhar has the gift of conceiving rich, unique and enchanting programmes. Better still, she knows how to carefully choose the musicians best suited to undertake them. At the head of her incomparable ensemble L'Arpeggiata, since the early 2000s she has been unearthing numerous pearls of repertoire, which she threads into a necklace to create a masterpiece.

"Alla Napoletana" is no exception to the rule: Pluhar resurrects for the occasion numerous manuscripts collected over the last two decades, resulting in this programme dedicated to 17th century Naples. In the age when all was possible that was favourable to strange carnivalesque transformations, scholarly and popular music maintained a more than porous border, until they fused together for the listener's great pleasure. The marks of theatricality borrowed from the "commedia dell'arte" offer a striking relief to these pieces which are fascinating in their formal and textual originality and reveal to us great modernity as well as the freedom of the tone of their composers. The grand ancient and poetic theme of love—but especially of lovesickness—is portrayed in various ways: satire, parody, elegy...

If the tremendous qualities of the combined talents of Pluhar and her ensemble no longer need proving, we are also delighted by the performance of the soloists, in particular countertenor Vincenzo Capezzuto, who is hilarious in the more farcical pieces. © Pierre Lamy/Qobuz

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1
A la fiera de Mast’Andrè. Tarentella (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:01:40

L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Traditional, Composer - Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

2
O vezzosetta (Aria sopra la Ciaccona) - L’Eroica (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:02:40

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Andrea Falconieri, Composer - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Zachary Wilder, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

3
Dormite o pupille (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:05:43

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Pietro Andrea Ziani, Composer - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

4
Cuccopinto de st’arma
Christina Pluhar
00:02:14

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, MainArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Francesco Provenzale, Composer - Alessandro Giangrande, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

5
Lo Guarracino. Tarentella (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:06:17

Traditional, Composer - Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Alessandro Giangrande, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

6
Dicitencello vuje! (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:03:54

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Rodolfo Falvo, Composer - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

7
Se dormi, ben mio
Christina Pluhar
00:04:02

Antonio Farina, Composer - Christina Pluhar, Conductor, MainArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

8
La Tarantella (Arr. Pluhar)
Céline Scheen
00:04:01

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - Zachary Wilder, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

9
Raziella (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:04:55

Traditional, Composer - Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

10
Chi vidde più lieto (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:04:07

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Pietro Antonio Giramo, Composer - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

11
Con cent’occhi (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:03:56

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Giovanni Legrenzi, Composer - Bruno De Sá, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

12
Il spiritillo Brando
Christina Pluhar
00:02:02

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, MainArtist - Andrea Falconieri, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

13
La Pazza
Christina Pluhar
00:09:34

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Pietro Antonio Giramo, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

14
La Veglia: Una dama, la più fortunata - Ballo detto la Barerra - Non è vero (Arr. Pluhar)
Vincenzo Capezzuto
00:03:47

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - Alessandro Giangrande, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Zachary Wilder, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

15
La Veglia: Basti, sospenda il ballo (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:00:48

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

16
La Veglia: Dormi o ninno (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:03:39

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

17
La Veglia: Silenzio o voci (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:00:28

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

18
La Veglia: Gioca al ombre il mio bel sole (Arr. Pluhar)
Céline Scheen
00:04:48

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - Alessandro Giangrande, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Zachary Wilder, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

19
Sfere fermate (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:01:35

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Sigismondo D'India, Composer - Bruno De Sá, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

20
Serenata: La Pastorale (Arr. Pluhar)
Céline Scheen
00:04:52

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luciana Mancini, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Cristoforo Caresana, Composer - Alessandro Giangrande, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Zachary Wilder, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

21
Che più far degg’io (Arr. Pluhar)
Céline Scheen
00:03:19

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Luigi Rossi, Composer - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Valer Sabadus, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

22
Aure voi che sussurrate (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:02:50

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Céline Scheen, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Pietro Andrea Ziani, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

23
Il Pazzo (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:17:29

Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Joao Fernandes, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Pietro Antonio Giramo, Composer - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

24
Fenesta che lucive. Lamento funebre (Arr. Pluhar)
Christina Pluhar
00:05:31

Traditional, Composer - Christina Pluhar, Conductor, Arranger, MainArtist - Vincenzo Capezzuto, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2021 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

Album Description

Christina Pluhar has the gift of conceiving rich, unique and enchanting programmes. Better still, she knows how to carefully choose the musicians best suited to undertake them. At the head of her incomparable ensemble L'Arpeggiata, since the early 2000s she has been unearthing numerous pearls of repertoire, which she threads into a necklace to create a masterpiece.

"Alla Napoletana" is no exception to the rule: Pluhar resurrects for the occasion numerous manuscripts collected over the last two decades, resulting in this programme dedicated to 17th century Naples. In the age when all was possible that was favourable to strange carnivalesque transformations, scholarly and popular music maintained a more than porous border, until they fused together for the listener's great pleasure. The marks of theatricality borrowed from the "commedia dell'arte" offer a striking relief to these pieces which are fascinating in their formal and textual originality and reveal to us great modernity as well as the freedom of the tone of their composers. The grand ancient and poetic theme of love—but especially of lovesickness—is portrayed in various ways: satire, parody, elegy...

If the tremendous qualities of the combined talents of Pluhar and her ensemble no longer need proving, we are also delighted by the performance of the soloists, in particular countertenor Vincenzo Capezzuto, who is hilarious in the more farcical pieces. © Pierre Lamy/Qobuz

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