Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta – two of the most captivating women in classical music – join
together for ‘Dolce Duello.’ It is a collection of Baroque masterpieces which showcase the stunning
combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias.
Duello’ covers almost a century of music. The album features works by Antonio Vivaldi, George
Frideric Handel, Domenico Gabrielli, Tomaso Albinoni and Luigi Boccherini, as well as three world
premiere recordings: Nicola Antonio Porpora’s ‘Giusto Amor, tu che m’accendi’ from the serenata
Gli orti esperidi, and two compositions by Antonio Caldara – ‘Fortuna e speranza’ from his opera
Nitocri and ‘Tanto, e con sì gran piena’ from Gianguir.
While it maybe an album of duels,
the true winner is surely the listener – who can bask in the joyous music from two wondrous
women. ‘Dolce Duello’ is full of sweet treats for every taste.