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Maddalena ai Piedi di Cristo
by Antonio Caldara

1996           2001


Gramophone, Diapason d'Or, 4f Telerama, 10 Repertoire, Edison Classical Music Award

Clip info: La ragione s'un'alma conseglia: Amor Celeste encouraging Maddalena

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La ragione, s'un'alma conseglia,
nel seno risveglia un nobile ardir.
E lusinga fallace d'Amore 
non puņ di gran core lo spirto sopir.              
When Reason counsels a soul,
it awakes in the breast a noble audacity.
And the treacherous charm of Love cannot 
lull a great heart's spirit back to sleep again.

The recording

Original release 1996: Harmonia Mundi HMC905221
e-issued 2001 at budget price on HMX2905221 ... but without libretto.
2004: It has now been re-released with the original catalogue number and WITH libretto.

The libretto

The text is given below as a service to those who were unlucky enough to buy the version without it.

Libretto copyright © 1996 Harmonia Mundi France.

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LIBRETTO in English

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LIBRETTO in Italian, English, German, French

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