Breathtaking: A Cornetto and a Voice Entwined 

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"The agility and spirit of Blažíková’s singing are beautifully complemented by Dickey’s cornetto"
—Early Music America

The cornetto was praised as the instrument closest to the human voice and often accompanied or replaced singers. This all-star ensemble, spotlighting Hana Blažíková’s angelic soprano entwined with the supernaturally beautiful sound of Bruce Dickey’s cornetto, explores the unique possibilities of this combination. The repertory includes early 17th-century motets and madrigals for voice and cornetto, as well as some rare, late 17th-century arias from operas and oratorios with obbligato parts written explicitly for the instrument.

Hana Blažíková, soprano
Bruce Dickey, cornetto
Ingrid Matthews and Tekla Cunningham, violin
Ingrid Matthews, viola
Michael Sponseller, organ and harpsichord
Stephen Stubbs, theorbo and guitar

Program

  • Maurizio Cazzati: Regina coeli
    Nicolò Corradini: Spargite flores
    Biagio Marini: Sonata seconda a doi violini       
    Sigismondo D’India: Dilectus meus
    Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata 11 a 2
    Tarquinio Merula: Nigra sum
    Giacomo Carissimi: Summi regis puerpera
    Calliope Tsoupaki: Mélena imí (Nigra sum), 2015
    Gio. Battista Bassani: Three arias from La Morte Delusa (Ferrara, 1680)
    Bassani: Sonata prima a 3, Op. 5
    Alessandro Scarlatti: Three arias from Emireno (Naples, 1697)

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Call Box Office: 650.724.2464
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