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Home » Italian Composers » Bassani

Giovanni Battista Bassani (c.1650-1716)

Recordings

G.B. Bassani (c.1650-1716). Complete Sonatas Op. 5. Brilliant Classics 94259 (2 CDs, April 2012). Ensemble StilModerno. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Giovanni Battista Bassani. La Tromba della Divina Misericordia (Ferrara 1676, Bologna 1682). Concerto 2044 (1 CD, November 2009). Details. Paolo Borgonovo, Ensemble StilModerno, Ensemble Vocale Magnificat. Anna Bessi, mezzo-soprano; Elena Carzaniga, mezzo-soprano; Gianluca Buratto, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Giovanni Battista Bassani. L'Armonia delle Sirene (Cantate Amorose Musicali à voce sola - opera seconda, Bologna 1680). Tactus TC 642702 (1 CD, October 2007). Details. Tadashi Miroku, countertenor; Silvia Rambaldi, harpsichord; Valeria Montanari, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Bolivian Baroque vol. 2. Includes Bassani, Missa Encarnacion. Channel Classics CCS SA 24806 (1 CD, January 2007). Details. Ashley Solomon, Florilegium, Arakaender Bolivia Choir. Alejandra Wayar, soprano; Katia Escalera, soprano; Anglica Monje, mezzo-soprano; Henry Villca, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Grandi, Legrenzi, Cavalli, Giovanni Paolo Caprioli, Frescobaldi, Giovanni Felice Sances, Bassani, Andrea Mattioli, Girolamo Casati, Colonna. Beata Vergine. Virgin 3447112 (1 CD, March 2006). Details. Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto. Ensemble Artaserse. Includes two works by Bassani: Corda lingua in amore (10:11) and Sonata prima (8:10). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reissued on Virgin Classics 509999 693072 2 (April 2010) as Stabat Mater / Motets to Virgin Mary. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Giovanni Battista Bassani. Balletti, Correnti, Gighe e Sarabande. Tactus TAC 642701 (1 CD 2005). Ensemble Armonico Cimento. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Un Concert pour Mazarin. (La musique italienne au royaume de France au XVIIème Siécle.) Virgin Veritas 545 656-2 (1 CD 2004). Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor. Jean Tubéry, cornetto & director, Ensemble La Fenice. Enrico Onofri, violin. Contents: Giovanni Battista Bassani, cantata: In caligine umbrosa, and works by Cazzati, Frescobaldi, Foggia, Turini, Roberday, Monteverdi, Viadana, Cima, Fontei, and Rossi. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Vêpres de la Vigile de Noël (Ferrara 1700). Giovanni Battista Bassani, Salmi Concertati. Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690), Motets. Accord 206382. (2 CDs 1997). Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique. Salomé Haller, Mercedes Hernández & Brigitte Vinson, sopranos; Thierry Dagon, countertenor; Stephan Van Dyck, tenor; Stephan Imboden, bass. FR | UK | DE

Reissued on Accord Baroque 476 9653 (2006): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Giovanni Battista Bassani. La Morte Delusa (Ferrara 1696). Opus 111 OPS 30-332. (1 CD 2002). Jean Tubéry, director and cornetto, Ensemble La Fenice. La Pietà: Emanuela Galli, soprano; La Morte: Daniela del Monaco, soprano; La Gloria: Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; La Giustizia: François Piolino, tenor; Lucifero: Jean-Claude Sarragosse, bass. This is a superb and unique recording which I highly recommend. The majority of movements either are accompanied by cornetto or feature ritornellos with cornetto, which is quite unusual in an oratorio with da capo arias from the era of Alessandro Scarlatti. The cornetto blends with the human voice perhaps better than any other obbligato instrument, and the combination of reedless mouthpiece and chromatic finger holes enable it to play exotic ornamentations not possible on any other instrument, at least in the hands of Jean Tubéry. The booklet notes by Barbara Nestola advise that Bassani composed 13 oratorios, of which four are known to survive. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reissued in May 2010. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

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