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Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Cavalli: LOrmindo (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Cavalli: LOrmindo (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))
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Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Cavalli: LOrmindo (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

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Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Cavalli: LOrmindo (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

' was fashioned by Cavalli to a libretto by Giovanni Faustini for performance in Venice in 1644, two years after L'incoronazionedAlandmark in Baroque opera recordings, newly remastered.

This 'royal entertainment in musiciPoppaeasaw the light of day. Through the course of Ormindowe follow the adventures of two pairs of lovers as they betray, deceive and flee from each other before the inevitable happy ending. A death scene in prison for the eponymous prince and his sweetheart Erisbeis marked by a grave pathos that sounds down the centuries –at least since Raymond Leppard exhumed the score from total obscurity.

Conducting Ormindoat the 1967 Glyndebourne Festival, Leppard spearheaded the modern revival of Cavalli's fortunes. Critics noted the conductor's significant revisions and rearrangements, but they were almost unanimous in their gratitude at hearing and seeing on stage the work of a pioneering opera composer for the first time, and in performances that did full justice to both music and drama. Leppard and Glyndebourne assembled a sumptuous continuo section and cast well-schooled for the time in the ornate language of seventeenth-century Venetian opera.

The popular and critical success of Ormindoat Glyndebourne gave rise to a sequel, with Leppard's similarly imaginative realisation of Calisto, which has also been reissued by Eloquence (482 9382).L'Ormindohas long been unavailable and the package includes Raymond Leppard's original note and a synopsis.

'Leppard [...] welds all his forces together to produce one of those wonderfully integrated performances that still characterizes Glyndebourne at its best.' Operamagazine, April 1969

'Every note here sounds perfectly wonderful. The Glyndebourne performers are all first-rate.' High Fidelity, June 1969

'Isabel Garcisanzas the Page nearly steals the show, although Anne Howells conveys much of the heroine Erisbe'sfascination ... Hugues Cuenodas Ericemanages to be funny without ever being embarrassing because of his impeccable musical taste.' Musical Times, August 1969

Tracklistings:

FRANCESCO CAVALLI (1602–1676)

L'Ormindo

Ormindo-John Wakefield

Amida-Peter-Christoph Runge

Nerillo-Isabel Garcisanz

Sicle-Hanneke van Bork

Melide-Jean Allister

Erice-Hugues Cuénod

Erisebe-Anne Howells

Mirinda-Jane Berbié

Ariadeno-Federico Davia

Osmano-Richard Van Allan

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Raymond Leppard

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Release Date 8 Mar 2019
Brand N/A
Artist Leppard, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Title Cavalli: LOrmindo
Format CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE)
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
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