Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Miss Bartoli accompanied by oboe
Cecilia Bartoli, born in Rome to professional singing parents, is one of the most exciting opera stars of our day.
From a concert of some of the music of the 18th-century priest VIVALDI, don't miss this selection (beginning at the 15:30 mark, it runs for eight minutes).
The English spelling of 'oboe' wasn't common until around 1770. Earlier, the word was hautboy.
UPDATE: Cecilia sings here with the irrepressible Pavarotti!
Here is an interview with Miss Bartoli (only the first minute is in Italian; the rest is English) in which she praises the music of Antonio Vivaldi -- and of the maligned Antonio Salieri.
The host starts by asking about her name saint, Cecilia, the patroness of musicians and an early martyr of the Church in Sicily.