Vaghi Fiori

New album of italian cantatas

Flowers and emotions: the charms of baroque allegory…

The pastoral cantata was without a doubt one of the most popular forms of musical expression in the 18th century. Mytical Arcadia was the main setting and omnipresent nature offered the authors and composers of the time, inexhaustible sources of allergorical and poetic inspiration. The beauty and sweet fragrance of flowers are recuring themes in these true miniature operas. The rose, lily, jasmine, sunflower and violet, each in turn, symbolise the most intoxicating sensuality or most chaste love, the fragility and fleetingness of feelings or even the “thorns” of amorous torment.

Voi giungeste o vaghi fiori/A.Scarlatti

Più della rosa e'l giglio/N.Porpora

In siepe odorosa/G.Bononcini

Per quelle sponde/N.Porpora

Bella rosa porporina/G.Bononcini

D'un bel fior/F.Mancini


Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Cantata “Voi giungeste o vaghi fiori”

Giovanni ZAMBONI (1650-?)
Ceccona from Lute Sonata No.11

Giovanni BONONCINI (1640-1747)
“In siepe odorosa fiorisce la rosa”, Aria from Cantata “In siepe odorosa”

Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
“Senza il misero piacer”, Aria from Cantata “Or che una nube ingrata”

Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
“Più della rosa e’l giglio”, Aria from Cantata “Dalla regia di Flora”

Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725)
Cello Sonata No.1 in D minor
Largo-Allegro-Largo-A tempo giusto

Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Cantata “La viola che languiva”

Giovanni ZAMBONI (1650-?)
Arpeggio from Lute Sonata No.8

Giovanni Battista PESCETTI (1704-1766)
Spiritoso from Harpsichord Sonata No.7

Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747)
Cantata “Il Giglio, amante e sposo”

Francesco Mancini (1672-1737)
“D’un bel fior, pianta vezzosa”, Aria from Cantata “Allor ch’il dio di Delo”

Dominique Corbiau, countertenor and musical direction

La Camerata Sferica
Édouard Catalan, cello
Raphaël Collignon, harpsichord
Pieter Theuns, lute
Fabrice Holvoet, theorbo and baroque guitar

Official release end of May 2023

Label : Sonamusica /

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