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Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg CD

For the very first time Cecilia Bartoli explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. With music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the enlightened West. Mostly sung in Italian, the album also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian. The music has been intricately researched by Cecilia herself, unlocking the archives of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Library to uncover music lost for over 200 years. This recording reunites Bartoli with Baroque specialists Diego Fasolis & I Barcochisti.

1. Araia: Vado a morir (La forza dell'amore e dell'odio)
2. Raupach: Razverzi pyos gortani, laya (Altsesta)
3. Raupach: Idu na smert (Altsesta)
4. Raupach: O placido il mare (Siroe, re di Persia)
5. Dall’Oglio /  Madonis: De miei Figli (Prologue to La Clemenza di Tito)
6. Manfredini: Fra' lacci tu mi credi (Carlo Magno)
7. Araia: Pastor che a notte ombrosa (Seleuco)
8. Raupach: March (Altsesta) 
9. Manfredini: Non turbar que' vagi rai (Carlo Magno)
10. Cimarosa: Agitata in tante pene (La vergine del sole)
11. Manfredini: A noi vivi donna eccelsa (Carlo Magno) 

Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera
I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Cecilia Bartoli
Running Time: 77:57 mins