Arie NapoletaneDecca Records
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The award-winning Max Emanuel Cencic celebrates the musical riches of Naples in his latest solo album for Decca. Arie Napoletane follows naturally from the prodigious countertenor's critically acclaimed recording of opera arias by Hasse, Rokoko. This new album includes ten world premiere recordings of virtuoso arias by Porpora, Leo, Vinci and Alessandro Scarlatti. Cencic's selection of repertoire reflects his determination to breathe fresh life into neglected masterworks from the 17th and 18th centuries. His rich blend of technical agility, daring artistry and tonal clarity is ideally suited to his choice of works, which includes the heroic "Quel vasto, quel fiero" from Porpora's Polifemo and "No, non vedrete mai" from Leo's Siface. Cencic is partnered by his long-standing artistic collaborators Il Pomo d'Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev, who also performs the flamboyant solo keyboard part in Domenico Auletta's Concerto in D for harpsichord, two violins and continuo.
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