L'Arpeggiata & Christina Pluhar - La Lyra d'Orfeo

Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre October 4, 2017

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No other Italian composer was as successful in France during the 17th century than Luigi Rossi, composer, harpist, lute player, singer and organist. This Arpeggiata’s project is based on two precious manuscripts kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. They contain about a hundred Italian cantatas, mostly composed by Luigi Rossi. These two books are decorated with the emblem of the Barberini family, and witness the performance of Italian vocal music by Italian and French singers. The musical patronage of Cardinal Mazarin is one of the highlights of an ambitious policy that touched all the arts and aimed at bringing the Italian taste to France.


Works by Luigi Rossi

  • Sinfonia
  • Vaghi Rivi
  • Begl’occhi, che dite
  • Dove mi spingi, amor
  • Gelosia
  • Mio ben
  • Dal imperio d’amore
  • Se dolente
  • Questo picciolo rio
  • Sol per breve tormento
  • La bella piu bella il cor mi ferì
  • Ballo
  • Dormite, begl’occhi
  • Al soave spirar
  • Lasciate Averno


  • Producer / Presenter : Pro Musica
  • Venue : Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
  • L’Arpeggiata performers : Christina Pluhar, Theorbe and Direction - Céline Scheen, Soprano - Giuseppina Bridelli, Mezzo-Soprano




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