Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto

Delphine Galou, Accademia Bizantina, & Ottavio Dantone

Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto

There’s so much more to Vivaldi than The Four Seasons and, here, in the company of the award-winning contralto Delphine Galou and her husband, Ottavio Dantone, a light is shone on his sacred music. With her rich, flexible, and wonderfully expressive voice, Galou is a glorious companion for this short journey that reveals Vivaldi’s genius in the vocal arena. She is gifted at finding the still core of a piece like “O clemens, o pia” from the Salve Regina, making time stand still, while in a number like the duet “Hymnus Deus tuorum militum” (with Alessandro Giangrande) the music dances and sparkles.

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