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Music of Nicola Porpora

Two recordings of music by Italian baroque composer Nicola Porpora.

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Photo: Bernard Gordillo

Philippe Jaroussky, one of today's most famous countertenors.

This week’s edition features a Hyperion release of cantatas composed by Nicola Porpora and performed by soprano Elena Cecchi Fedi and ensemble Auser Musici. We’ll also listen to an earlier release of music by Porpora and others on the Virgin Classics label with countertenor Phillipe Jaroussky and Le Concert D’Astree.

Music Heard On This Episode

Nicola Porpora: Aria S'asconde Amor nel volto
Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano, and Auser Musici/Carlo Ipata — Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore (Hyperion, 2008)
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Nicola Porpora: Aria S'asconde Amor nel volto
Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano, and Auser Musici/Carlo Ipata — Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore (Hyperion, 2008)
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Nicola Porpora: Cantata Or che d'orrido Verno, Sinfonia, tr. 15
Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano, and Auser Musici/Carlo Ipata — Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore (Hyperion, 2008)
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Nicola Porpora: Aria Già la notte s'avvicina
Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano, and Auser Musici/Carlo Ipata — Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore (Hyperion, 2008)
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Nicola Porpora: Aria Tu che d’ardir ,’accendi from Siface
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor, and Le Concert D’Astree/Haim — Carestini (Virgin, 2007)
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Leonardo Leo: Aria Se mi dai morte from Farnace
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor, and Le Concert D’Astree/Haim — Carestini (Virgin, 2007)
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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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