FRANCESCO ANTONIO PISTOCCHI (1659-1726): Il Martirio di San Adriano.

Catalogue Number: 04O016

Label: Pan Classics

Reference: PC 10282

Format: CD

Price: $37.98

Description: Pistocchi was not only a composer but also a performing countertenor; this 1692 oratorio, lasting 95 minutes, was written for an aristocratic wedding and trumpets the virtues of marital fidelity through the story of a Roman soldier who converts to Christianity and his wife, already a secret Christian. The music has great lyric charm and the five-part string ensemble is imaginatively varied according to the emotional needs of the text. 2 CDs. Italian texts. Alessandro Carmigiani (alto), Patrizia Vaccari (soprano), Gianluca Ferrarini (tenor), Sergio Foresti (bass), Compagnia de Musici; Francesco Baroni (harpsichord).


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