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The Beheadings of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Cecilia

The tragic stories of two famous Christian figures set by Stradella (San Giovanni Battista) and Alessandro Scarlatti (Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia).

orchestra in performance

Photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble

The Academia Montis Regalis in performance.

The tragic stories of two famous Christian figures are at the center of oratorios by Stradella (San Giovanni Battista) and Alessandro Scarlatti (Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia). Alessandro de Marchi leads the Academia Montis Regalis in the Stradella while Scarlatti’s oratorio receives its premiere recording under Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti.

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Alessandro Stradella: Sinfonia
Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro de Marchi — San Giovanni Battista (Hyperion, 2008)
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Alessandro Stradella: Sinfonia
Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro de Marchi — San Giovanni Battista (Hyperion, 2008)
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Alessandro Stradella: Herode - Tuonerà tra mille turbini
Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro de Marchi — San Giovanni Battista (Hyperion, 2008)
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Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni - Io per me non cangerei
Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro de Marchi — San Giovanni Battista (Hyperion, 2008)
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Alessandro Scarlatti: A Dispetto del mio core
I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis — Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia (CPO, 2008)
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Alessandro Scarlatti: Vi mostrate agl’occhi miei
I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis — Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia (CPO, 2008)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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