Porpora: Cantatas: Idolatrata e cinta; Or che una nube ingrata; D’amor la bella pace

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COMPOSERS: Porpora
LABELS: Hungaroton
WORKS: Cantatas: Idolatrata e cinta; Or che una nube ingrata; D’amor la bella pace
PERFORMER: Nicholas Clapton (countertenor), Borbála Dobozy (harpsichord), Rezso´´ Pertorini (cello)
CATALOGUE NO: HCD 31747
Porpora, celebrated throughout Europe as a singing teacher, also composed for the voice. These cantatas, typical Baroque love laments, display a pleasing melodic ingenuity, but they require far more technical virtuosity and interpretative flair than Nicholas Clapton’s tremulous countertenor provides here. Graham Lock

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