ANTONIO CALDARA, THE CERVANTES OPERAS

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, La Ritirata and Josetxu Obregón have created a programme for Glossa sallying forth on the back of music composed by Antonio Caldara and inspired by El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.


Antonio Caldara was neither the first nor the last composer to have his compositional ingenuity sparked off by Cervantes’ timeless masterpiece. He may well have been propelled forwards by his own experiencing the Spanish soundscape within a century of the publication of the two parts of the Don Quijote: Barcelona was a working “port of call” for Caldara after Mantua and Rome and before Vienna. For the Viennese court he wrote a pair of operas (with librettos by GC Pasquini): Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa and Sancio Panza Governatore dell’isola Barattaria, and from these works Obregón – like Caldara also a cellist – has put together a selection of arias.


Soloists María Espada, Emiliano González Toro and João Fernandes invest their abundant collective artistry in bringing to life a rapid series of Cervantine characters, not least the Spanish knight and his squire. Interspersed between these vocal contributions are a series of instrumental ballets composed for these operas by Nicola Matteis, who also worked at the Viennese court. 

ANTONIO CALDARA (c1670-1736)
THE CERVANTES OPERAS

Arias y ballets instrumentales de las óperas a

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa’ (Viena, 1727) y 

‘Sancio Panza Governatore dell’isola Barattaria’ (Viena, 1733)

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa 

1. Introduzione. Aria (instr.)

2. Aria “Per tanti obbligazioni Signor” (Diego).

    Sancio Panza Governatore dell’isola Barattaria 

3. Recitativo “Da sì austera virtù tuo cor” (Altisidora)

4. Aria “Quel cor, che non vogl’io” (Altisidora)

Nicola Matteis (c1670-1737): Balletto Primo per li Falconieri (instr.)

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa

5. Aria 

6. Entre 

7. Gigue 

8. Menueto

9. Aria “Si l’abbiamo, Ricciardetto” (Don Chisciotte)  

10. Aria “Penso di già che appena” (Altisidora)

11. Aria “Giacche debe andar così” (Sancio)

Nicola Matteis: Ballo di Paesani, e Satiri (instr.)

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa

12. Aria per li Vilani 

13. Aria per Burlar sanco panco 

14. Aria per li Vilani [2]

15. Aria per li Bacanti 

16. Tempo di Passapie 

17. Aria per li Satiri 

18. Aria grotesca 

19. Recitativo “Sancio amico” (Don Chisciotte, Sancio) 

20. Aria “Primieramente, Sancio” (Don Chisciotte, Sancio) 

21. Aria “Addio, Signor Padrone” (Sancio)

Sancio Panza Governatore dell’isola Barattaria

22. Nicola Matteis: Aria (instr.) 

23. Recitativo “Scoperto, e in odio” (Ramiro) 

24. Aria “Confida al vento la sua speranza” (Ramiro)

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa

25. Aria “Venga pure in campo armato” (Don Chisciotte)

26. Aria “A dispetto del vento, e dell’onda” (Don Alvaro) 

Nicola Matteis: Ballo di Cavalieri Erranti (instr.)

Don Chisciotte in Corte della Duchessa

27. Aria [1] 

28. Aria [2] 

29. Sarabanda 

30. Nicola Matteis: Tempo di Ciacona (instr.)

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CREDITS

 

Josetxu Obregón | Cello and Artistic Direction

María Espada | Soprano

Emiliano González-Toro | Tenor

João Fernandes | Bass

LA RITIRATA

Hiro Kurosaki | Concertino

Pablo Prieto, Daniel Pinteño, Beatriz Amezúa | Violins

David Glidden | Viola

Tamar Lalo | Recorders

Guillermo Peñalver | Recorder and Flute

Daniel Ramírez, Laura Díez | Oboes

Xisco Matas | Violone

Eyal Strett | Bassoon

Franziska Fleischanderl | Salterio

Daniel Oyarzabal | Organ

Ignacio Prego | Harpsichord

David Mayoral | Percussion

Daniel Garay | Baroque Wind Machine

Manuel Prieto y Federico Prieto | Sound Engineers

Olivier Fourés | Musical Advisor

Recorded in Madrid (Universidad Autónoma)

May 2016 | (p) & © 2016 NOTE 1 MUSIC

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Catalogue: GCD 923104

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