Pergolesi: Messa in Re Maggiore & Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus" Marlis Petersen, Marta Fumagalli, Ghislieri Orchestra and Choir & Giulio Prandi

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Label: Arcana

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736): Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46:
  • 1Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Kyrie05:40
  • 2Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Gloria in excelsis Deo02:38
  • 3Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Laudamus te03:01
  • 4Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Gratias agimus tibi01:18
  • 5Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Domine Deus04:08
  • 6Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Qui tollis peccata mundi06:30
  • 7Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Quoniam Tu solus Sanctus02:54
  • 8Messa in Re Maggiore, P. 46: Cum Sancto Spiritu03:57
  • Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus":
  • 9Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": Dignas laudes resonemus06:22
  • 10Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": O me felicem00:37
  • 11Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": Sto in calma summae pacis06:52
  • 12Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": O Virgo dolorosa00:49
  • 13Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": Quot procellae, quot horrores04:40
  • 14Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": O sacra et vera fides00:40
  • 15Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": In ipsa laeta spero04:41
  • 16Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": O praesidium suave00:47
  • 17Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": Te Fili contemplando09:10
  • 18Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus": Dignas laudes resonemus II06:27
  • Total Runtime01:11:11

Info for Pergolesi: Messa in Re Maggiore & Mottetto "Dignas laudes resonemus"

New light on Pergolesi! This album sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of the great Italian composer, offering two masterpieces in their first modern edition and first recording: the Mass in D major and the mottettone Dignas Laudes. Both editions are the outcome of recent musicological research carried out by the Centro Studi Pergolesi in Milan, and show a facet of Pergolesi – his energetic and solemn character – that complements and amplifies the dramatic and introspective moods of his most renowned sacred works.

This Arcana release inaugurates a collaboration with the Ghislieri Choir & Consort and celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the ensemble, which specialises in eighteenth-century sacred repertory and has already recorded works by Galuppi, Jommelli, Perez (Il Mattutino de’ Morti) and Handel (Handel in Rome 1707) for Sony-DHM.

The soloists on this recording, conducted by Giulio Prandi, are the soprano Marlis Petersen, one of the leading sopranos on the international scene, and a quintet of young Italian singers who already perform in the most important and prestigious European venues.

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Marta Fumagalli, mezzosoprano
Core e Orchestra Ghislieri
Giulio Prandi, conductor

Marlis Petersen
Born in Germany, Petersen had already trained in the piano and traverse flute before she decided to dedicate herself to the instrument which today inspires her audience. At the conservatoire, in Stuttgart, she studied to become a high school music teacher whilst being instructed in classical singing by Sylvia Geszty. Yet her ever-restless spirit urged her towards another passion. She trained in jazz-dance and tap-dancing at the New York City Dance School in Stuttgart, shortly after earning engagements in show business. Despite this she stayed connected to the classical repertoire as she continued further studies in Opera and Contemporary Music and three years after being a prize winner in the operatic category at the VDMK competition in Berlin in 1990, she also won an award in the category of Musical-Chanson-Song.

Queen of the night, Nuremberg Opera 1997, Robert SöllnerIn 1994, the soprano began her professional career at the Nuremberg Opera with roles like Ännchen (“The Free-Shooter”), Blonde ("The Abduction from the Seraglio"), Oscar ("A Masked Ball"), Adele ("The Bat"), Zerbinetta ("Ariadne on Naxos") and the Queen of the Night ("The Magic Flute").

Following, between 1998 and 2003, Marlis Petersen joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg where she made many successful appearances in roles like Susanna (“The marriage of Figaro”), Morgana ("Alcina"), Norina ("Don Pasquale"), Viola ("Twelfth Night"), Sophie ("The Knight of the Rose"), Marie ("The Daughter of the Regiment") and Bystrouška ("The Cunning Little Vixen"). Later on she triumphed as Konstanze in Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” in Frankfurt, Brussels and Aix en Provence.

Lulu, Athens Megaron 2005 ☞ StefanosA role which has marked her career is Alban Berg´s heroine Lulu.

After performing it in Nuremberg, Kassel and Dusseldorf, she gave her Vienna State Opera debut with this role in 2002. Critics characterised her as the ideal child-woman that guides her voice accurately through all the perils of the score - agile and brilliant in the high tessitura. She has also performed Lulu in Peter Konwitschny´s well-recognized production in Hamburg (2003), at the Lyric Opera Chicago (2008), the Metropolitan Opera New York (2010), in Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall (2005) where she also appeared as Donna Clara in “The Dwarf” by Zemlinsky (2007) and Massenet´s “Thais” (2009). After Lulu number 9 at Bavarian State Opera in Munich she announced her ever last Lulu at the MET in William Kendtrige new production in the autumns of 2015. A cycle of 18 years and 10 production has closed!

Marlis Petersen has performed at the Bregenz Festival the page boy Oscar (2000), as Adele at La Bastille in Paris (2000), at the MET New York (2005) and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (2007). In September 2002 she mesmerised London audience at Covent Garden as Zerbinetta in a sparkling series of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne on Naxos”.

In the year 2003 she performed her Bavarian State Opera debut with Mozart’s Queen of the Night followed by Adele in the succeeding seasons. At the Geneva Grand Theatre she appeared as the Nightingale in Walter Braunfels’ “The Birds” (2004).

In 2006 she performed for the first time at Salzburg Festival Elisa in Mozart’s “Il Re Pastore” followed by Susanna in “The Marriage of Figaro” (2008), a role she successfully performed at the L.A. Opera conducted by Plácido Domingo (2010). ....

Marta Fumagalli
She collaborates with baroque music ensembles (in particular: Le Concert des Nations, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri,Cappella Neapolitana, Il canto di Orfeo, LaBarocca, Cantar Lontano, La Venexiana, La Divina Armonia, Dolce e Tempesta) and she performs in Italy and abroad: Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Valletta International Baroque Festival, Concerti del Quirinale, Festival Milano Musica, Sicut Sagittae, Ravenna Festival, Festival Monteverdi Cremona, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Arsenal de Metz, Opera de Rouen, DeSingel Anversa, Festival des Abbayes en Lorraine, Festival Barocco Boliviano, Philharmonie Paris, Pavia Barocca, Bozar Music, LaVerdi Barocca, Festival d’Ambronay, Festival Pergolesi Spontini, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival Baroque du Pays du Mont Blanc, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Oh! Festival, Festival de l’Haut Jurà, Festival AMUZ, Festival MiTo, George Enescu Festival Bucarest, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Saison Musicale de Royaumont, Festival de Sablé, Semana de Musica Religiosa de Cuenca, Misteria Paschalia, Musikfest, Seviqc Brezice, Festival Freunde alter Musik, Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival, Osterfestival Tirol, Salzburger Bachgesellschaft, Centro di Musica Antica Pietà de’ Turchini, Barockfestival, Clasicos en Alcalà.

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