The album: A Night in London
Released on March 4, 2022

23 February 2022
Parution du nouvel album d'Ophélie Gaillard et Pulcinella

Ophélie Gaillard & Pulcinella Orchestra

In the 1730s, many composers tried their luck in London, where many other treasures were in preparation: Geminiani revolutionised instrumental writing with his famous treatise on interpretation and presented an amazing version of La Folia; his pupil Avison orchestrated concertos by Scarlatti, and Porpora ventured away from opera to rediscover the vocality of the cello with one of the most beautiful concertos of that period. Ophélie Gaillard and Pulcinella treat us to a frenzied and poetic night in London. They meet Geminiani, Hasse, Scottish composer James Oswald and virtuoso cellist Giovanni Battista Cirri. Guest artists Sandrine Piau and Lucile Richardot take on magnificent vocal pieces by Geminiani and Handel – Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni would have been seriously envious, that’s for sure!

1. James Oswald She’s sweetest when she’s naked solo version
2. Charles Avison Concerto Grosso no.5 in D minor (after Domenico Scarlatti, c1743): I. Largo
3. Francesco Geminiani Concerto Grosso no.12 in D minor, H.143 ‘La Folia’ (12 Concerti Grossi after Corelli’s Violin Sonatas, 1729)
4. George Frideric Handel Serse, HWV 40 (1738), Act 3: Sinfonia

Nicola Porpora Cello Concerto in G major, INP 18
5. I. Adagio
6. II Allegro
7. III. Adagio
8. IV. Allegro – Presto

George Frideric Handel
9. Alcina, HWV 34 (1735), Act 3: “Credete al mio dolore” (with Sandrine Piau, soprano)
10. Concerto Grosso in B flat major op. 3 no. 2, HWV 313 (c1718): II. Largo in G minor (with Gabriel Pidoux, oboe)

11. Johann Adolph Hasse Fuga e Grave in G minor (Grave – Fuga)

Giovanni Battista Cirri Cello Concerto no.2 in G major, op.14, no.2
12. I. Allegro spiritoso
13. II. Largo assai
14. III. Rondo: Allegro

James Oswald
15. The Murrays March
16. My Nanio
17. She’s sweetest when she’s naked (ensemble version)

18. Francesco Geminiani A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick (c1749): “The night her silent sable wore” (with Lucile Richardot, mezzo)

19. James Oswald The bottom of the punch bowl