IDilettanti

Track List

Non mi si dica più. Giacomo Maccari (1700-1744)
1. Non mi si dica più, aria
2. Speranza, unico e solo, recit
3. Ti sovveniste al meno, aria
 
In queste amene selve. Barone Emanuele d’Astorga (1680-1757)            
4. In queste amene selve, recit
5. Da voi lungi pupille serene, aria
6. Senza di te, mio bene, recit
7. Quando a te tornar dovrò, aria
 
La Gelosia, Cantata. Vincenzo Benedetti (1683-?)
8. Son reo, non mi difendo, recit
9. Giura il nocchier, aria
 
10. Deh’ m’adita o bella Dea, aria. G.M. Ruggieri (1689-1725)
 
Più ch’io cerco del mio bene, Cantata. Padre Diogenio Bigaglia (1676-1745)
11. Più ch’io cerco del mio bene, aria
12. Ma, che sordi a miei pianti, recit.
13. Son come tortorella, aria
 
14. Vinto son della mia fede. G.M.Ruggieri (1689-1725)
 
15. La Lucrezia. Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)

Notes by Miguel Ángel Aguilar Rancel

Translation: Mark Wiggins

The Italian-English dictionary compiled by Ferdinando Altieri, published in 1726, contains no entry for the noun “dilettante”, but does include the verb “dilettarsi” – to entertain oneself, enjoy, take pleasure in – and even the expression “dilettarsi di musica”. The word is also related to the French “amateur” (one who loves), which derives from the Latin “amator”, and it is closely connected with the word “connoisseur”. All such words refer to an aptitude or a passion, frequently for an artistic activity; but the three principal words here also implicitly denote an interest and a practice which excludes professional assiduousness.

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