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Lucie Skeaping presents a programme featuring the music of the Italian composer, Alessandro Stradella. Born in the 17th century into a noble family in Tuscany, Stradella was a much-respected composer in his day and capitalised on his family connections with noble patrons. Although he seemed to have led a charmed life, it was also peppered with various scandals, and ended tragically early at the age of 42, stabbed by an assassin for reasons which are still not clear. Lucie Skeaping plays a selection of Stradella's music, including part of his oratorio San Giovanni Battista.

including:

STRADELLA Opening Sinfonia from Oratorio San Giovanni Battista
Academia Montis Regalis
Alessandro de Marchi, conductor
Hyperion CDA67617
track 2

STRADELLA Sacred cantata: Crocifissione e morte di N.S Giesu Christo
Gérard Lesne, alto
Il Seminario Musicale
Virgin Classics VC5451752
tracks 1 – 3

STRADELLA Sinfonia no 12
Ingrid Matthews, violin
Mary Springfels, viola da gamba
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
Harmonia Mundi HMU907192
track 6

STRADELLA Duet: Fulmini quanto sa
Emma Kirkby, soprano
David Thomas, bass
Alan Wilson, harpsichord
Jakob Lindberg, lute
Anthony Rooley, lute
Musica Oscura 070984
track 16

STRADELLA Sinfonia in D major from Serenata Il barcheggio (1681)
Crispian Steele-Perkins, trumpet
The Parley of Instruments
Hyperion CDA67359
tracks 21 – 24

STRADELLA Extract from Part II San Giovanni Battista
Recit Deh, che piu tardi a consolar - Sinfonia a 3 (Lelio Colista)
Anke Hermann, Salome (soprano)
Martin Oro, San Giovanni Battista (counter-tenor)
Antonio Abete, Herode (bass)
Academia Montis Regalis
Alessandro de Marchi, conductor
Hyperion CDA67617
tracks 25 – 29

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Sun 27 Sep 2009 00:00