• CPO5551112 Katalognummer
  • 761203511129 EAN
  • 3CD Format
  • 2019 Utgivelsesår

Halubek, Jörg

Halubek, Jörg

Marziotte, Landro | Marbach, Dana | Visentin, Alessandra | Gäng, Silke | Bernsteiner, Nina | Hunger, Tobias | Arroniz | Ismael

Heinichen, Johann David

Il Gusto Barocco – Stuttgarter Barockorchester



Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
Flavio Crispo
(Opera in three acts; Libretto: unknown, World premiere)

Landro Marziotte, Dana Marbach, Alessandra Visentin,
Silke Gäng, Nina Bernsteiner, Tobias Hunger, Ismael Arroniz;
Il Gusto Barocco – Stuttgarter Barockorchester
Jörg Halubek


Johann David Heinichen’s
Flavio Crispo is now the second discovery of a never-performed Baroque
opera in an interpretation by Il Gusto Barocco. This Italian opera by
Heinichen, one of the most valuable documents of its times in matters of
compositional history, had been forgotten for some three hundred years
until the ensemble premiered it in 2016. The historical circumstances
behind this opera are very special: a quarrel involving the two
world-famous castrati Senesino and Berselli caused a scandal that prevented
the premiere of Heinichen’s opera at the Dresden court. Some anecdotes
relate that the singers accused the composer of imperfect knowledge of
Italian and tore the score to shreds during the rehearsal process while he
looked on. Others state that Handel had wooed away the Dresden singers
during a journey from Italy to London. The score is a masterpiece. To be
specific, Heinichen selects a highly exquisite instrumentation in order to
depict the purity and fragility of the female character Elena: in the
orchestral ritornellos three sorrowful oboe voices are heard without any
sort of bass foundation – their song of lament itself is accompanied by the
quiet pizzicato of the strings and in our interpretation of the basso
continuo by harp arpeggios. This melancholy and fragile Act II finale is an
exemplary instance of Heinichen’s poetic and highly sensitive setting of
this opera libretto.


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