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An International Composer

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 November 2008

Cavalli - An International Composer! With the start and subsequent popularity of opera in Venice, Cavalli found another string to his bow - his ability to compose for theatre. He composed over 40 operas, at the rate of at least one a year. Cavalli's popularity was not only in Venice, but also on an international level. Donald Macleod journeys through Cavalli's period as a prolific composer of opera, where he was setting trends for future opera to come, including the emerging combination of aria and recitative, and the ever emotive lament.

Music Played

7 items
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    Francesco Cavalli Mutio Scevola - opera in a prologue and 3 acts

    Performer: Glenda SIMPSON - Mezzo-soprano Performer: James TYLER - Lute Performer: London Early Music Group

    HYPERION, cda-66153

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    Francesco Cavalli Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne - opera

    Conductor: Alberto ZEDDA Performer: Assumpta MATEU - Soprano Performer: Fabiola MASINO - Soprano Performer: Luisa MAESSO - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Mario ZEFFIRI - Tenor Performer: Galician S O

    NAXOS, 8-660187

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    Francesco Cavalli La Didone - opera in a prologue and 3 acts

    Conductor: Thomas HENGELBROCK Performer: Hilary SUMMERS - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Yvonne KENNY - Soprano Performer: Balthasar Neumann Ensemble

    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, 0547277-354 2

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    Francesco Cavalli Egisto - opera in a prologue and 3 acts

    Performer: Glenda SIMPSON - Mezzo-soprano Performer: James TYLER - Lute Performer: London Early Music Group

    HYPERION, cda-66153

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    Francesco Cavalli Ormindo - opera in a prologue and 3 acts

    Conductor: Raymond LEPPARD Performer: Hugues CUENOD - Tenor Performer: Glyndebourne Touring Opera Orchestra Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    DECCA, 444-529-2

  • Image for Francesco Cavalli

    Francesco Cavalli Giasone - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Rene JACOBS Performer: Gloria BANDITELLI - Contralto Performer: Michael SCHOPPER - Bass Performer: Concerto Vocale

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC-901282/84

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    Francesco Cavalli La Calisto - opera in a prologue and 3 acts

    Performer: Barry BANKS - Tenor Performer: David PITTSINGER - Bass Performer: Dominique VISSE - Counter-tenor Performer: Gilles RAGON - Tenor Performer: Concerto Vocale

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC 901515-17

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