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The famous baroque music ensemble the Accademia Bizantina, founded in the Italian city of Ravenna in 1983, It presents his new recording project "Agitated". Ottavio Dantone, harpsichordist and director of the prestigious Accademia Bizantina and French contralto Delphine Galou, interpretan motets, cantatas and extracts oratorios, in the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries they were influenced by the genre of opera. A CD full of unpublished works, in which, in addition to the well-known aria "agitata Infidu Flatty" oratorio Abra triumphans from Vivaldi, We can hear the aria from another Judith, "Prigionier who returns" of the popular oratorio "Betulia Liberata" de Niccolò Jommelli, the Lamentations from Alessandro Stradella O, among other works, the motet "In procella sine stella" of Nicola Porpora.

"This program offers a varied sacred music tour for solo voice in dialogue with instruments, trying to highlight the expressive component and the use of affections, rhetoric that characterized key texts of religious argument. Our idea is to present music from purely sacred inspiration that was played in churches, like Lamentations de Stradella or sung de Torelli, and the oratorio, in the eighteenth century it was greatly influenced by the opera, as you can be seen in the works of Porpora and Jommelli. ", Ottavio Dantone notes, musical and artistic director of the Accademia Bizantina.

True to his philosophy of authentic baroque revolution and aiming to bring early music to contemporary public, the prestigious Italian side presents, Besides, the video for "agitata", the famous aria of the oratorio Abra triumphans Vivaldi, that title track. Directed by Marco Boarino, he film It is recorded in the Convento di San Francesco in the Italian city of Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), in which the art installation "About Dreams" of Collettivo shown Magma.