Cecilia Bartoli: Mission
Decca 478 4732
Agostino Steffani: Tassilone: Padre, s’è colpa in lui (5:08); Le rivali concordi: Timori, ruine (1:35) with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; I Barocchisti / Diego Fasolis
Cecilia Bartoli’s latest project turns to the early Baroque period for the first time in her recording career and uncovers a treasure of beautiful music in an album almost entirely composed of world-premiere recordings. Mission showcases the music of little-known Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1654–1728) and includes arias, duets, solo numbers with chorus and instrumental interludes.