Dolce Duello

Dolce Duello

by Sol Gabetta

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The Cappella Gabetta, with cellist Sol Gabetta joined by a Baroque chamber ensemble led by her brother Andrés, has attracted top-notch vocal collaborators: first Vivica Genaux on an album of music by Handel and Hasse, and now no less than Cecilia Bartoli on this collection of Baroque arias featuring solo cello. It may sound like an arcane concept, and the breezy project graphics may have little or nothing to do with it, but the two performers do seem to have fun with the music and to deliver the "sweet duels" promised by the title. Sample the enticing "What passion cannot music raise and quell," from the "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day," for a taste of the two "voices" that complement each other as well as in any vocal duet. The performers went to some lengths to find arias with this particular configuration, and it speaks well of their efforts that they've located some rather rare works that stick in the ear. The aria by Haydn's teacher Porpora does not set off vocal fireworks, but it must have been written to showcase the talents of a cellist, and it's as satisfying a duet today as it was on the day it came into existence. The final "Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major" of Boccherini does not quite fit with the rest stylistically; one of Vivaldi's cello concertos might have been a better bet. Yet this is in the main a fine offbeat choice featuring some star performers.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2017
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028948324736
catalogNumber: 002737502
Rank: 63182


  1. Nitocri, opera: Fortuna e speranza

    1. Fortuna e speranza  (10:04)
  2. Il Nascimento de l'Aurora, serenata (opera) in 1 act: Aure, andante e baciate

    1. Aure, andante e baciate  (03:23)
  3. S. Sigismondo, re di Borgogna, oratorio for 5 voices & ensemble: Aure voi de' miei sospiri

    1. Aure voi de' miei sospiri  (06:43)
  4. Tito Manlio (I), opera in 3 acts, RV 738: Di verde ulivo

    1. Di verde ulivo  (05:22)
  5. Ode for St Cecilia's Day (Song for St Cecilia's Day) for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HWV 76: What passion cannot Music raise and quell!

    1. What passion cannot Music raise and quell!  (07:34)
  6. Gianguir, Imperatore Del Mogol, opera: Tanto, e con sì gran piena

    1. Tanto, e con sì gran piena  (06:28)
  7. Arianna in Creta, opera, HWV 32: Son qual stanco pellegrino

    1. Son qual stanco pellegrino  (09:22)
  8. Gli orti esperidi, opera: Giusto Amor, tu che m'accendi

    1. Giusto Amor, tu che m'accendi  (05:29)
  9. Cello Concerto in D major, G. 483 (Op. 34)

    1. I. Allegro maestoso  (08:14)
    2. II. Andante Ientarello  (07:04)
    3. III. Allegro e con moto  (06:57)

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