Falvetti: Nabucco / Alarcon
Catalog: AMY 036
Choeur de chambre de Namur, Leonardo GarcÃa AlarcÃ³n
Of all Michelangelo Falvetti's numerous compositions, only two magnificent dialoghi for five or six voices - Il diluvio universale and Nabucco - have survived intact. In these two masterful scores, Falvetti's music is characterized by a sensuality and a thoroughly Mediterranean expressivity, combined with studious respect for Baroque musical tradition. Leonardo Garcia AlarcÃ´n and Cappella Mediterranea's previous release of Il Diluvio revived interest in Falvetti, and the recording received the highest critical praise. AlarcÃ´n's Nabucco is even more rewarding, both musically and in the choice of casting.