Label: III MILLENNIO
Catalog: IIIMIL 0207
Il Cantiere delle Muse; Caravella, Roberto
The imaginary musical route in the mystical Naples of Prince of S. Severo unravels in the crowded streets of the ancient Egyptian neighborhood, submerged in the very heart of the city, to finally reach the temple of Isis on which Duke Giovanni Francesco de Sangro at the end of the sixteenth century built the commemorative votive chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Compassion. He was the ancestor of that multifaceted and mysterious character D. Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of S. Severo and descendent of the Carolingians. Thanks to him the chapel was restructured in 1749 and finished in 1770. The music included on this release is inspired by Raimondo di Sangro, and features works by Roberto Caravella, Francesco Durante, Nicola Porpora, and others. Il Cantiere Dell Muse, under the direction of Roberto Caravella, perform these works with stunning historical accuracy.