Discography: (PL) Capella Cracoviensis CD Released: "Pergolesi - Adriano in Siria" (Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 09, 2016

"Adriano in Siria, just like the remaining drammi per musica of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, was in oblivion for two and a half centuries. In his time, the composer was a prominent figure on the musical scene of Naples. Today, when his work has been retrieved, the contemporary audience may find out that this neglect was utterly unjustified and admire Pergolesi’s artistry in composing. ...

“Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus is almost finitely excellent”, “it emphasises the voices of soloists, starting from the lively and brilliant overture, pleasant for the ear, and finishing with the recitatives accompanied by the music which shows fondness and respect for these voices” – these excerpts come from just two out of many glowing reviews published after the premiere of the concert version of Adriano in Siria at the Royal Opera of Versailles. This is the first CC album released by Decca. You no longer need to travel all the way to Paris to be able to enjoy Pergolesi’s opera." ...

Visit the Capella Cracoviensis website for more information of the group.

Visit the Decca Classics website for more information of the CD and of its availability.