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Home » Italian Composers » Bononcini

Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670-1747), Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726) & Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642-1678)

Recordings

G.B. Bononcini (1670-1747). Astianatte (London 1727). Naïve. Forthcoming. Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. This is the opera in which Cuzzoni and Faustina fought on stage.
G.M. Bononcini, Mancini, Porpora, Sarro, Vinci. I Viaggi di Faustina. Glossa. (1 CD, April 2013). Antonio Florio, I Turcini. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano. Arias for Faustina Bordoni. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Handel, Giovanni Bononcini (1678-1741) (a third Giovanni Bononcini?), Corelli, Gasparini, Giovanni Lulier (c.1662-1700). Roman Handel. Centaur CRC 3246 (1 CD, February 2013). Details. Kristen Watson, soprano. Musicians of the Old Post Road. Includes cantatas by Bononcini, Lulier and Handel (Tu fedel? Tu costante? HWV 171). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726). Stabat Mater / Messa a cinque concertata. Naïve (1 CD, October 2012). Details / Radio broadcast. Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano. Silvia Frigato, soprano; Raffaela Milanesi, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Valerio Contaldo, tenor; Salvo Vitale, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Lotti, Steffani, D. Scarlatti, Mancini, A.M. Bononcini. Italian Love Cantatas. cpo 777 583-2 (1 CD, January 2012). Silvia Vajente, Epoca Barocca. The cover lists "Agostino" as one of the composers, which must be garbled reference to Agostino Steffani. The cantata by A.M. Bononcini on this recording is "Idol mio, mio bel tesoro". US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini & A.M. Bononcini. Sono amante - Kantaten & Kammermusik. Thorofon CTH 2584 (1 CD, October 2011). Details. Ulrike Hofbauer, soprano. Ensemble La Ninfea. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. & A.M. Bononcini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Caldara, Broschi, Matteis. Colori D'Amore - Opera Arias. Sony 88697789202 (1 CD, October 2010). Details. Simone Kermes, soprano. Claudio Osele, Le Musiche Nove. Includes "Ombra mai fu" from G.B. Bononcini's Serse (video), which Handel borrowed and modified, & Caldara's Per combatter (video). Outstanding recording! This is one my favorite collections of arias. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Deluxe edition? US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini (1670-1747). Barbara ninfa ingrata. Ramée 1006 (1 CD, August 2010). Details. Cyril Auvity, tenor. L'Yriade. 4 cantatas: "Barbara ninfa ingrata", "Alle sue pene intorno", "Quando parli", and "Ecco Dorinda il giorno", plus Sinfonia nona op. 4 & Sinfonia duodecima Op. 4. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642-1678). Cantate e Sonate da Camera. Tactus TC.640202 (1 CD, August 2009). Details. Fabio Bonvicini, La Scatola dai Suoni. Alida Oliva, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. San Nicola di Bari (Rome 1693). Ramée RAM 0806 (1 CD, October 2008). Details. Peter Van Heyghen, Les Muffatti. Lavinia Bertotti, soprano; Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano; Gabriella Martellacci, contralto; Furio Zanasi, baritone. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Alveri, Ariosti, Antonio & Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Caldara, Gaffi, Gasparini, Orlandini, Porta. Mia Vita, Mio Ben. Berlin Classics 0017902 (1 CD, September 2006). Ditte Andersen, soprano; Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano. Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney. Italian opera arias and cantatas, many from composers from whom Handel borrowed. No English translations of texts included. Includes a scene from A. Bononcini's Tigrane and a duet by G.B. Bononcini. Outstanding selection of previously unknown works. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Maria Bononcini. Cantate in Soprano. Arcana A335 (1 CD, February 2005). Radu Marian, sopranist. Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria. UK | FR | DE | JP
G.B. Bononcini. La Nemica d'amore fatta amanti. (Serenata à tre). Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT0300801 (1 CD 2003). Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415. Adriana Fernández, soprano; Martín Oro, countertenor; Furio Zanesi, bass. Superb performance and recording. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini & Antonio Maria Bononcini. Sonatas & Cantatas. Centaur CRC 2630 (1 CD 2003). Details. Sally Sanford, soprano; Andrew Lawrence-King, harp & organ; Brent Wissick, cello; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Tina Chancy, viola da gamba. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. L'Oracolo di Apollo. ORF 171 (1 CD 2002). Plus instrumental music by Fux and Muffat. Jörg Waschinski, sopranist. Ton Koopman, Gradus ad Parnassum Wien. UK | FR | DE | JP
G.B. Bononcini. Divertimenti da camera tradotti pel cembalo. Agorà 191 (1 CD 2001). Ero Maria Barbero, harpsichord. Bononcini's Divertimenti da camera (1722) was reprinted in a version for harpsichord with some minor changes. US | UK | FR | DE | CA
G.B. Bononcini. Divertimenti da Camera. Stradivarius STR 33578 (1 CD 2001). Tripla Concordia. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. Cantatas, Duets & Sonatas. Etcetera KTC 1202 (1 CD 2000). Monique Zanetti, soprano; Pascal Bertin, countertenor. Fons Musicae. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. Divertimenti da Camera. Tactus TC672702 (1 CD 1999). Details. Sergio Balestracci, La Stagione Armonica. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. Amore Doppio. (Serenata à tre). NCA MA9606820 (1 CD 1999). Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney. Suzie Le Blanc & Ursula Fiedler, sopranos; Alex Köhler, countertenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642-1678, G.B. Bononcini & Antonio Maria Bononcini. Valeriano in Carcere. Stradivarius STR33288 (1 CD 1999). Antonio Abete, bass. Attilio Cremonesi, Ensemble Arcadia. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Bononcini. La Maddalena à Piedi di Cristo (Modena 1690). Accord 206 642 (2 CDs 1999). Roberto Gini, Ensemble Concerto. Maddalena: Lavinia Bertotti, soprano; Amor celeste: Antonella Gianese, soprano; Amor terreno: Anna Bonitatibus, contralto; Fariseo: Mario Cecchetti, tenor; Cristo: Sergio Foresti, bass. The original version of the libretto later set by Caldara. Beautiful performance and recording. UK | DE | FR

Reissued on Accord Baroque 476 9665 (May 2006): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Antonio Maria Bononcini. La Decollazione de San Giovanni Battista. Tactus TC675021 (1 CD 1999). Details. Sandro Volta, Orchestra dell'Opera Barocca di Guastalla. Il Battista: Michel Van Goethem, countertenor; Erodiade: Maurizia Barazzoni, soprano; Salomè: Daniela Piccini, soprano; Angelo: Fernanda Piccini, contralto; Erode: Virgilio Bianconi, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Antonio Maria Bononcini. Stabat Mater / Dio e La Vergine. Bongiovanni GB5019 (1 CD 1994). Estevan Velardi, Camerata Ligure. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Muzio Scevola - part of Act 2 (G.B. Bononcini) &  Act 3 (Handel). (HWV 13, London 1721). Act I (Mattei) not recorded. Newport Classics NPD 85540 (2 CDs 1992). Rudolf Palmer, Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Muzio Scevola: D'Anna Fortunato, Clelia: Julianne Baird, Orazio: Erie Mills, Fidalma: Andrea Matthews, Irene: Jennifer Lane, Tarquinio: Frederick Urrey, Porsenna: John Ostendorf. Includes excerpts an earlier setting by Bononcini. Handel's Act 3 is a great one-act opera, but unfortunately, Vox/Newport got to it first. In addition to the usual problems with the performance and texts, the booklet is slightly too large for the jewel box, causing it to warp. US | UK | DE
G.B. Bononcini. Amarilli. (Cantatas & Sonatas). Virgin Veritas VC5450002 (1 CD 1993). Gérard Lesne, countertenor. Il Seminario Musicale. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued as part of a 4-CD set with Lesne's Handel, Caldara & Alessandro Scarlatti disks. Virgin 4 Pleasure 5622472 (2003). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

G.B. Bononcini. Cantate da Camera. Tactus TC672701 (1 CD 1999). Reissue of cantatas originally recorded on TC660001 & TC660002 (1988). Details. Enrico Gatti, Ensemble Aurora. Cristina Miatello, soprano; Gloria Banditelli, contralto. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued by Brilliant Classics (2007) in a 2-CD set with the following Tactus disk of Divertimenti. DE | FR

G.B. Bononcini. Divertimenti da camera 1-8. Tactus TC 672702 (1 1999). Details. Sergio Balestracci, La Stagione Armonica. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

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