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Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras

An Authoritative Edition Based on Authentic Sources

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An Authoritative Edition Based on Authentic Sources. Edited by John Glenn Paton. Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Masterwork; play along. Book and CD. 160 pages. Alfred Music #00-4982. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4982).

Item Number: AP.4982


A sampling of the world's greatest Baroque and Classical arias. In addition to offering fascinating background information about the arias and their composers, the editor has corrected a multitude of errors which have accumulated over time, and has replaced Romantic-era misinterpretations with accompaniments that are faithful to historical styles. Includes word-by-word transcriptions into the International Phonetic Alphabet.

  • Preface 
  • The Roots of Baroque Style 
  • The Evolution of Classical and Romantic Styles 
  • Good Style in Italian Singing 
  • Good Style in Accompanying 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • 1. Nel pur ardo, from Euridice  Performed by Jocopo Peri
  • 2. Vezzosette e care pupilette  Performed by Andrea Falconieri
  • 3. Che t'ho fatt'io  Performed by Francesca Caccini
  • 4. Piangete, ohime piangete  Performed by Gian Giacomo Ccarissimi
  • 5. Dimmi, amor  Performed by Arcangelo Lori
  • 6. Tu mancavi a tormentarmi  Performed by Carlo Caproli
  • 7. Si mantiene il mio amor, from Alessandro  Performed by Antonio Cesti
  • 8. Intorno all'idol mio, from Orontea  Performed by Antonio Cesti
  • 9. In amor ci vuol ardir  Performed by Antonia Bembo
  • 10. Toglietemi la vita, from Pompeo  Performed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • 11. Amor, preparami, from Pompeo  Performed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • 12. Deh, piu a me non v'ascondete from Eraclea  Performed by Giovanni Battista Bononcini
  • 13. L'esperto nocchiero, from Astarto  Performed by Giovanni Battista Bononcini
  • 14. Un'ombra di pace, from Calfurnia  Performed by Giovanni Battista Bononcini
  • 15. Selve, amiche, from La costanza in amor vince l'ingamo  Performed by Antonio Caldara
  • 16. La rondiella amante, from Griselda  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi
  • 17. Sen corre l'agnelletta, from Ginerva  Performed by Domenico Sarri
  • 18. Consolati, e spera, from Ifigenia in Tauri  Performed by Domenico Scalatti
  • 19. Teo, si, from La caduta dei Decemviri  Performed by Leonardo Vinci
  • 20. Stzzoso, mio stizzoso, from LA serva padrona  Performed by G.B. Pergolesi
  • 21. La Calandrina, from L'Ucellatrice  Performed by Niccolo Jommelli
  • 22. Ogni amatore, from La buona figliuola  Performed by Niccolo Piccini
  • 23. Ombra cara, amorosa, from Antigona  Performed by Tommaso Traetta
  • 24. Lungi da te, ben mio  Performed by Giuseppe Sarti
  • 25. Se voi bramate, from Il re Teodoro in Venezia  Performed by Giovanni Paisiello
  • 26. Un bocconcin d'amante, from La Grotta di Trofonio  Performed by Antonio Salieri
  • The Sounds of Italian 
  • Key to the International Phonetic Alphabet for Italian 
  • Geographical Origins 

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  • November 18, 2009 This is hard to write...'s somewhat assuaging my feelings about having to practice one of the author's orchestral reductions. These are terrible. The voice leading is awful, parts are unplayable, so unmusical! Ok...I've got that off my chest. The IPA in the text of the songs is also annoying...

    particularly when I'm trying to teach basic Italian to a twelve year old. I still use the book though, it has repertoire that's hard to find elsewhere. But my basic question is "Who is John Glen Paton?"

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