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The 18th century Italian comic intermezzo, originally inserted between the acts of serious operas, won enormous contemporary popularity. The present release includes an example of the form from the now largely neglected Neapolitan composer Domenico Sarri in which lovers quarrel and are re-united. Mirena e Floro was the work of two composers, Handel’s London rival Bononcini, and Gasparini, one of the leading Italian opera composers of the day. The plot again concerns the quarrels and reconciliation of lovers, who use various tricks and disguises to achieve their ends.

Sarri, Domenico

  Moschetta e Grullo: Intermezzo I
1.   Aria: Quanto son pazze (Moschetta) 00:02:38
2.   Recitative: Io di Grullo mi rido (Moschetta) 00:00:28
3.   Aria: Non l'amero mai più (Grullo) 00:02:16
4.   Recitative: Ma, che vedo (Grullo, Moschetta) 00:04:07
5.   Duet: No, no, non sei più quello (Moschetta, Grullo) 00:03:50
  Moschetta e Grullo: Intermezzo II
6.   Recitative: Ho patito più assai (Grullo, Moschetta) 00:01:14
7.   Aria: Sai tu chi t'ama (Moschetta) 00:02:01
8.   Recitative: Tu Mi. (Grullo, Moschetta) 00:01:18
9.   Aria: Il soldato che va in guerra (Grullo) 00:02:25
10.   Recitative: Dunque… (Moschetta, Grullo) 00:02:45
11.   Duet: Consolato il cor mi sento (Moschetta, Grullo) 00:05:29

Gasparini, Francesco

  Mirena e Floro o La Nana francese e Armena: Intermezzo I
12.   Duet and Recitative: Son sdegnato (Mirena, Floro) 00:02:14
13.   Aria: Se tu mi guardi (Floro) 00:02:58
14.   Recitative: Dicano che la femmina piange quand'ella vuole (Mirena, Floro) 00:00:50
15.   Aria: Con il tuo ridere (Mirena) 00:02:09
16.   Recitative: Lascia il fratello parte (Floro, Mirena) 00:00:26
17.   Duet: Tu dolce mio core (Floro, Mirena) 00:04:33

Bononcini, Giovanni

  Mirena e Floro o La Nana francese e Armena: Intermezzo II
18.   Recitative: Io mi spiegai con Floro (Mirena, Floro) 00:01:37
19.   Aria: Gia parmi mirarmi (Mirena, Floro) 00:02:18
20.   Recitative: Mandami un certo Floro (Floro, Mirena) 00:00:42
21.   Aria: Tutto il giorno stava in letto (Floro) 00:01:06
22.   Recitative: Sei una Nana fina (Mirena, Floro) 00:01:03
23.   Duet: Sono Floro (Floro, Mirena) 00:02:26

Gasparini, Francesco

  Mirena e Floro o La Nana francese e Armena: Intermezzo III
24.   Aria: Donne mie, fuggite amore (Mirena) 00:02:20
25.   Recitative accompagnato: Per gelosia così (Floro, Mirena) 00:05:28
26.   Duet: Ah, Floro, Floro (Mirena, Floro) 00:03:14

Total Playing Time: 01:01:55

Bononcini, Giovanni; Gasparini, Francesco; Sarri, Domenico

Comic Intermezzo Orchestra

Graaff, Kathleen Van de; Graaff, Peter Van de

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.570035

Barcode: 0747313003570

Physical Release: 01/2007

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