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Home » Italian Composers » Caldara

Antonio Caldara (1671-1736)

Video of Dmitry Badiarov playing a Caldara sonata on the violoncello piccolo da spalla (shoulder cello).

Video: Caldara. Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo. Jana Semerádová, Collegium Marianum. Maddalena: Hana Blažíková, soprano; Marta: Heidi Maria Taubert, soprano; Amor terreno: Markéta Cukrová, contralto; Amor celeste: David Erler, countertenor; Cristo: Tomáš Korínek, tenor; Fariseo: Roman Janál, baritone. Brochure (pdf). Libretto.

Recordings

Caldara. La Concordia de' Pianetti (Vienna 1723). DG-Archiv 0289 479 3356 4 (2 CDs, October 2014). Details. Andrea Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester und Vokalensemble Basel. Diana: Verónica Cangemi, soprano; Giove: Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Apollo: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Venere: Delphine Galou, contralto; Marte: Carlos Mena, countertenor; Mercurio: Daniel Behle, tenor; Saturno: Luca Tittoto, bass.
Caldara. In dolce amore - Arias & Cantatas. dhm 88843011692 (1 CD, May 2014). Details. Robin  Johannsen, soprano. Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis. Three solo cantatas, plus arias from Scipione nelle Spagne, Scipione Africano, Adriano in Siria, Demofoonte, Temistocle & I disingannati. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Caldara. Requiem. Pan Classics 10296 (1 CD, February 2014). Daniela Dolci, Musica Fiorita. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Handel & Caldara. Carmelite Vespers 1709. dhm 88691926042 (2 CDs, March 2012). Alessandro de Marchi, Accademia Montis Regalis. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano; Robin Johannsen, soprano; Martín Oro, countertenor; Markus Brutscher, tenor; Antonio Abete, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Caldara. Oratorio di Santo Stefano, Primo Re dell'Ungheria (Rome, 1713). Hungaroton HCD 32690 (1 CD, July 2011). Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra. Santo Stefano: Randall Scotting, countertenor; Gisella: Mónika González, soprano; Anastasio: Dávid Szigetvári, tenor; Erasto: László Jekl, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. La Conversione di Clodoveo, Rè di Francia (Rome, 1715). ATMA (2 CDs, March 2011). Alexander Weimann, Le Nouvel Opéra. Clodoveo: Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano; Clotide: Nathalie Paulin, soprano; San Remigio: Susie LeBlanc, soprano; Uberto: Matthew White, countertenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Caldara. Maddalena ai Piedi di Cristo. IMF Svatováclavský Hudební Festival (1 DVD 2010). Jana Semerádová, Collegium Marianum. Maddalena: Hana Blažíková, soprano; Marta: Heidi Maria Taubert, soprano; Amor Celeste: David Erler, countertenor; Amor Terreno: Markéta Cukrová, contralto; Cristo: Tomáš Kořínek, tenor; Fariseo: Roman Janál, bass. Details.
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
Antonio Caldara. Caldara in Vienna - Forgotten Castrato Arias. Virgin (1 CD, October 2010). Details. Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor. Emmanuelle Haïm, Concerto Köln. Deluxe edition,  5099964881027: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Standard edition, 5099964192727: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Caldara. Cantate, Sonate ed Arie. Ramée RAM 0405 (1 CD, September 2010). Jürgen Banholzer, countertenor. La Gioia Armonica. Margit Übellacker, salterio; Emilia Gliozzi, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Il più bel nome (Barcelona, 1708). Glossa GCD 920310 (2 CDs, July 2010). Details (pdf). Emilio Moreno, El Concierto Español. Venere: María Espada, soprano; Paride: Robin Blaze, countertenor; Giunone: Raquel Andueza, soprano; Ercole: Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano; Il Fato: Agustín Prunell-Friend, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Caldara. Sonate à Violoncello Solo col Basso Continuo (1735). Arcana A356 (1 CD, October 2010). Details. Gaetano Nasillo, cello; Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord & fortepiano by Kerstin Schwarz after Cristofori; Sara Bennci, cello continuo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Fux, Caldara, Badia. Alla turca. Atma ACD2 2347 (1 CD, June 2007). Details. Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice. Monika Mauch, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Bertali, Antonio Caldara (born 12 years after this coronation), Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Wolfgang Ebner et al. Coronatio Solemnissima - The Emperor's Coronation - Leopold I, 1658. Christophorus SACD 77283 (1 CD, November 2006). Amo Paduch, Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble. Caldara: Te Deum per l'incoronazione. US | 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. Outstanding selection of previously unknown works. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Cantate, Sonate ed Arie: Music for the Pantaleon. Ramée RAM 0405 (1 CD, November 2005). La Gioia Armonica. Jürgen Banholzer, countertenor & director; Margit Übellacker, tenor dulcimer; Emilia Gliozzi, cello. No examples of the undamped keyboard instrument invented by Pantaleon Hebenstreit survived to the 20th Century. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. XII Sinfonie a Quattro. Arcana (1 CD, October 2005). Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria. UK | DE | FR | JP
Alessandro Scarlatti, Caldara & Handel. Opera Prohibita. Decca 4756924 (1 CD, September 2005). Details. Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano. Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. 5 Cantatas. Capriccio 67 124 (1 CD 2005). Plus Chiacona. Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor. Karsten Eric Ose, Ornamente 99. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Missa Dolorosa & G.F. Handel, Dixit Dominus. dhm 82876587922 (1 CD 2004). Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann Choir and Ensemble. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Missa Dolorosa, Laudate Pueri, Missa Brevis. Studio SM D2992 (1 CD 2004). Details. Philippe Le Corf, Ensemble Vocal Aria Voce & Lachrimæ Consort. Catherine Padaud, soprano; Emmanuel Bonneau, soprano; Jean-Louis Comoretto, countertenor; Catherine Fresneau, contralto; Thierry Brehu, tenor; Pascal Courtin, tenor; Paul Willenbroch, bass; Fabrice Morin, bass. FR
Caldara. Dipartita Amorosa: Cantatas & Sonatas. Pan Classics 10 139 (1 CD 2004). Details. Yasunori Imamura, lute and director, Fons Musicae. Monique Zanetti, soprano; Pascal Bertin, countertenor. UK | DE | FR
Antonio Caldara. Sonate à Tre. Arion ARN 68601(1 CD 2003). La Fidelissima. Philippe & Françoise Couvert, violins; Joel Pons, cello; Michel Maldonado, double bass. UK | DE | FR | JP
Antonio Caldara. Trio Sonatas / Cello Sonatas. cpo 999 871-2 (1 CD 2002). Parnassi musici. Trio sonatas Op. 1 Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7 & 10 (1693); Chicona Op. 2 No. 12 (1699); Cello Sonatas Nos. 5 & 14 (1735). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Missa Dolorosa. Arsis Classics AS-00-A-64002-C (1 CD 2001). Wieland Kuijken, Les Agrémens, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Valérie Gabail, soprano; Cécile Eloir, mezzo-soprano; Guy De Mey, tenor; Hubert Claessens. DE | FR
Antonio Caldara. 12 Sinfonie a Quattro. Verso VRS 2001 (1 CD 2001). Ángel Sampedro, Orquesta Barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Missa Dolorosa, Stabat Mater & 2 sinfonias. Naxos 8.554715 (1 CD 2000). René Clemencic, Aura Musicale, Budapest. Diego Fasolis, Coro della Radio Svizzera. Marco Beasley, tenor. Missa: Nadia Ragni, soprano; Fabian Schofrin, countertenor; Alfredo Graudini, baritone. Stabat Mater: Silvia Piccollo, soprano; Lia Serafini, soprano; Rosa Domínguez, contralto; Furio Zanasi, baritone. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. La Passione di Gesù Cristo Signor Nostro (1716). Virgin 7243 5 45325 2 8 (1 CD 1999). Fabio Biondi, Europa Gallante. Patricia Petibon, Francesca Pedaci, Laura Polverelli, Sergio Foresti, Athestis Chorus. Libretto by Metastasio. A fine performance and recording. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara & Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma. Viennese Pre-classical. Virgin 7243 5 45325 2 8 (1 CD 1999). Caldara: Missa Sanctorum Cosmae et Damiani, Caro mea vere est cibus, Benedicta et vereabilis es. Tuma: 2 sonatas. Lajos Rovatkay, Capella Agostino Steffani, Westfälische Kantorei. Monika Frimmer, soprano; Ralf Popken, countertenor; Wilfried Jochens, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. La Conversione di Clodoveo, Rè di Francia [La Conversion de Clovis] (1715). Accord 205792 (2 CDs 1997). Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique. Clodoveo: Pascal Bertin, countertenor; Clotilde: Delphine Collot, soprano; San Remigio: Noémi Rime, soprano; Uberto: Jonathan Kelly, countertenor. FR | JP

Reissued on 465396-2: UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Accord Baroque 4769696 (2006): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Antonio Caldara. Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (c. 1710). Harmonia Mundi HMC 905221/22 (2 CDs 1996). René Jacobs, Orchestre de la Schola Cantorem Basiliensis. Chiara Banchini, concert master. Maddalena: Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Marta: Rosa Domínguez, soprano; Amor terreno: Bernarda Fink, contralto; Amor celeste: Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Cristo: Gerd Türk, tenor; Fariseo: Ulrich Messthaler, bass. Superb recording -- one of my all time favorites! The libretto originally set by Giovanni Bononcini in 1690 was extensively revised for Caldara, adding 16 arias and a new character, Marta. WARNING: Avoid the cheap reissue, HMX 290 5221/2, as the libretto was omitted by harmonia mundi to save a few cents. Perhaps the savings will add up to a bottle of overpriced French wine for harmonia mundi's President, but deceitful tactics such as this will only encourage potential consumers to make CD-R copies. Once they invest in CD-R drives, they'll copy everything -- for 20 cents per blank CD -- rather than continuing to pay the artificially high prices fixed by the record industry. (The BMG record club edition is identical to the original issue and includes the libretto.) The Andreas Scholl Society has posted scans of the libretto online. See the following message on the Andreas Scholl Society Yahoo! Group for interesting information about the recording. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

HMX 290 5221/2 (no libretto): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Antonio Caldara. Christmas Cantata (Vatacini di Pace) & 2 sinfonias. Naxos 8.553772 (1 CD 1996). Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble. Mary Enid Haines & Linda Dayiantis-Straub, sopranos; Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano; David Arnot, tenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Antonio Caldara. Medea: Cantatas for alto solo. Virgin VC 7 91479-2 (1 CD 1991). Gérard Lesne, countertenor & director, Il Seminario Musicale. "Medea in Corinto", "Soffri, mio caro Alcino", D'improvviso", "Vicino a un rivoletto", sonata da camera op. 2 no. 3 & sonata a tre op. 1 no. 5. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as part of a 2-CD set with Lesne's disk of Stradella motets (VBD 561588-2): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as part of a 4-CD set with Lesne's Handel, Bononcini & Alessandro Scarlatti disks, probably without liner notes, texts or translations. Virgin 4 Pleasure 5622472 (2003). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Books

Ursula Kirkendale, revised & translated by Warren Kirkendale. Antonio Caldara. Life and Venetian-Roman Oratorios. Details. 554 pages. Olschki, January 2008. ISBN: 8822257147. Highly recommended!
Brian Pritchard (ed.) Antonio Caldara - Essays on his life and times. Scholar Press 1987. 424 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

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