CRISTOFARO CARESANA (c.1640-1709): Cantatas La Veglia, Demonio, Angelso e Tre Pastori, Sembri Stella Felice, Partenope Leggiadra and L'Adoratione de' Maggi, PIETRO ANDREA ZIANI (1616-1684): Sonatas, Op. 7/15 & 17.
Catalogue Number: 11M019
Reference: GCD 922601
Description: The main part of this newest release devoted to this until recently forgotten Neapolitan composer consists of three Christmas cantatas from 1676 - miniature well-known scenes with humorous elements of caricature, particularly suited to the festive atmosphere in which children prepare for the holiday. Pure fun, not without moments of more exalted expression. Italian-English texts. Maria Grazia Schiavo, Valentina Varriale (sopranos), Filippo Mineccia (countertenor), Giuseppe De Vittorio, Rosario Totaro (tenors), Giuseppe Naviglio (bass), I Turchini; Antonio Florio.