ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Serenata Venere, Amore e Ragione, Sinfonia di Concerto Grosso No. 10.
Catalogue Number: 08O016
Label: La Bottega Discantica
Description: The Serenata is sort of halfway between the cantata and the opera, this one from 1706, lasting around 47 minutes, consists of 28 recitatives and arias with the usual pastoral subject - a discussion between Venus and Reason over the manners and quality of Love (Cupid). Italian texts. Veronica Lima, Gabriella Costa (sopranos), Elena Biscuola (mezzo), Orchestra Barocca Les Eléments; Piero Cartosio.