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Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg / WFMT New Release Of the Week

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Cecilia Bartoli returns with a new album of world premiere recordings, exploring the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia. Featuring music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the West. Mostly sung in Italian, the album also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian. The music has been intricately researched by Bartoli herself, unlocking the archives of St Petersburg's Mariinsky Library to uncover music lost for over 200 years.

"Araia: Seleuco: Pastor che a notte ombrosa" from Cecilia Bartoli new Decca CD - St Petersburg is the WFMT: Chicago / New Release Of the Week. Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; I Barocchisti / Diego Fasolis