Il Salotto Vol.8 Notturno: Music for the Night

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One of the most inspired of Opera Rara’s recent initiatives has been a series exploring the more intimate world of the salon (salotto, in Italian) and the music written for this most sophisticated of social environments.

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  1. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Notturno Various Buy Track 0:34
  2. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Il voto Various Buy Track 0:34
  3. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L'alito di Bice Various Buy Track 0:34
  4. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Amore e innocenza Various Buy Track 0:34
  5. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): I sospiri, "Ti sento, sospiri" Various Buy Track 0:34
  6. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Amor, voce del cielo Various Buy Track 0:34
  7. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La rimembranza Various Buy Track 0:34
  8. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): I bevitori Various Buy Track 0:34
  9. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L'aurora Various Buy Track 0:34
  10. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Una sera d'amore Various Buy Track 0:34
  11. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Uno sguardo ed una voce Various Buy Track 0:34
  12. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La ricordanza Various Buy Track 0:34
  13. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Il giuramento Various Buy Track 0:34
  14. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Se mi prestasse i vanni Various Buy Track 0:34
  15. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Venise Various Buy Track 0:34
  16. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La-bas, on nous appelle Various Buy Track 0:34
  17. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Péchés de vieillesse, Vol. 3: No. 3. Tirana pour 2 voix, "Les amants de Séville" Various Buy Track 0:34
  18. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L'amante spagnuolo Various Buy Track 0:34
  19. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): T'amai qual'aman gli angeli Various Buy Track 0:34
  20. Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Per valli, per boschi Various Buy Track 0:34

Description

One of the most inspired of Opera Rara’s recent initiatives has been a series exploring the more intimate world of the salon (salotto, in Italian) and the music written for this most sophisticated of social environments. Throughout 19th-century Europe the drawing-rooms of fashionable hostesses (or occasionally, like Rossini, hosts) rang to the sound of high-quality music-making, especially when the performers, in the very best houses, were the great singers of the day. Opera Rara responds, aptly, with some of the leading bel canto singers of our day, including Diana Montague, Bruce Ford, Majella Cullagh and Barry Banks. Composers both major and minor would regularly attend such occasions, and many wrote songs, duets, trios and larger ensemble pieces especially to delight the guests. This latest selection takes its title from a setting by Ambroise Thomas, and includes his most famous song, the enchanting Le soir, as well as other examples from the pens of Mercadante, Donizetti, Offenbach and Pacini and several of their lesser-known contemporaries. And there’s a sure winner in the sextet La Galopomanie, written by Amédée de Beauplan in 1840 in response to the latest dancing craze – the gallop!

‘Here are all the virtues of an Opera Rara release’ – Christopher Cook, BBC Music Magazine

Cast

Bruce Ford, Diana Montague, Barry Banks, Majella Cullagh, Mark Stone, Elizabeth Vidal, Paul Austin Kelly, Sine Bundgaard, Roland Wood. Susie Beer, cello, Richard Simpson, oboe, David Harper, piano.

Tracklist

01 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Notturno
02 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Il voto
03 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L’alito di Bice
04 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Amore e innocenza
05 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): I sospiri, “Ti sento, sospiri”
06 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Amor, voce del cielo
07 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La rimembranza
08 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): I bevitori
09 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L’aurora
10 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Una sera d’amore
11 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Uno sguardo ed una voce
12 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La ricordanza
13 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Il giuramento
14 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Se mi prestasse i vanni
15 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Venise
16 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): La-bas, on nous appelle
17 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Péchés de vieillesse, Vol. 3: No. 3. Tirana pour 2 voix, “Les amants de Séville”
18 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): L’amante spagnuolo
19 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): T’amai qual’aman gli angeli
20 Il Salotto, Vol. 8: Notturno (Music for the night): Per valli, per boschi