Wednesday, August 01, 2012
My efforts to guess what Cecilia Bartoli is recording continue to be a complete bust. I have missed it again. I went with Domenico Zipoli, but it turned out to be the other guy, Agostino Steffani.
I have a theory. I once posted a list of Italian composers between Monteverdi and Rossini, and Cecilia is trying to make sure she records all of them. Zipoli wasn't in the list. She did a whole album of Vivaldi. Alessandro Scarlatti is on Se tu M'ami and Proibita. Porpora and Vinci are on Sacrificium. She recorded the Pergolesi Stabat Mater with June Anderson. Paisiello, Caccini, Cavalli, Carissimi and Cesti are on Se tu M'ami. Caldara is on three different albums. That doesn't leave very many. I realize this is far too egocentric to possibly be true.
This one is a favorite. She threatens to call the police and picks up a banana and holds it to her ear. This is a lot of fun.
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There is a tour associated with this, of course. We assume she will not be performing bald.