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CIMAROSA, D.: Overtures, Vol. 2 (Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Mallon)


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CIMAROSA, D.: Overtures, Vol. 2 (Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Mallon)

Domenico Cimarosa was the most famous and popular Italian opera composer of the second half of the eighteenth century. In the course of a brilliantly successful career he composed more than 65 operas as well as a significant body of instrumental music and works for the church. His operas were performed all over Europe, both in Italian and in translation. A number of Cimarosa’s operas continued to enjoy occasional stagings during the nineteenth century, and his most famous work, Il matrimonio segreto, is one of only a handful of operas of the period never to have left the repertory. Cimarosa’s overtures are remarkable for their melodic invention, assured handling of the orchestra and sheer vitality. Volume One is available on Naxos 8.570508.

Cimarosa, Domenico

  L'Armida immaginaria: Overture
1.   L'Armida immaginaria: Overture 00:05:06
  Oreste: Overture
2.   Oreste: Overture 00:06:40
  L'italiana in Londra: Overture
3.   I. Allegro con spirito 00:04:06
4.   II. Andante 00:01:55
5.   III. Presto 00:01:37
  Artaserse: Overture
6.   Artaserse: Overture 00:09:06
  Alessandro nell'Indie: Overture
7.   I. Allegro con brio 00:04:51
8.   II. Andante 00:03:12
9.   III. Allegro moltissimo 00:01:39
  La donna sempre al suo peggior s'appiglia: Overture
10.   La donna sempre al suo peggior s'appiglia: Overture 00:05:08
  La Circe: Overture
11.   I. Allegro molto con spirito 00:03:55
12.   II. Andante grazioso espressivo 00:03:00
13.   III. Allegro molto 00:02:39
  Il fanatico per gli antichi romani: Overture
14.   I. Allegro 00:04:22
15.   II. Andantino grazioso 00:02:02
16.   III. Allegro assai 00:01:02
  Giannina e Bernardone: Overture
17.   Giannina e Bernardone: Overture 00:06:55

Total Playing Time: 01:07:15

Cimarosa, Domenico

Mallon, Kevin

Toronto Chamber Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.570279

Barcode: 0747313027972

Physical Release: 12/2007

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