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Composer Portrait: Nicola Porpora

Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and works of the composer and teacher Nicola Porpora, whose early career was overshadowed by the successes of Alessandro Scarlatti in his native Naples.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Nicola Porpora

    Cello Concerto in G major [3rd movement: Largo]

    Performers: Giovanni Sollima (cello), The European Community Chamber Orchestra, Eivind Aadland (conductor)

    • HELIOS.
    • CDH 88025.
  • Nicola Porpora

    "Dall'amor piu sventurato"[from 'Orfeo']

    Performers: Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano), Akadmie fur Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901778.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Dorindo, dormi ancor?[from Sinfonia]

    Performers: Alessandro Stradella Consort, Estevan Velardi (director)

    • BONGIOVANNI.
    • GB 2181.
  • Nicola Porpora

    "Un altro oggetto può" [from 'Arianna in Nasso']

    Performers: Anna Maria Di Micci (Teseo), Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona, Massimiliano Carraro (director)

    • BONGIOVANNI.
    • GB 2152.
  • Nicola Porpora

    "Or si m'avveggio, oh Amore"

    Performers: Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano), Auser Musici, Daniele Boccaccio (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67621.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Salve Regina in F [1st movement - Adagio]

    Performers: Michele Andalo (countertenor), Capella Teantina, Saverio Villa (director)

    • SOMM.
    • CD 232.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Violin Sonata No.2 in G major

    Performers: Anton Steck (violin), Christian Rieger (pedal harpsichord)

    • MDG.
    • 620 1034-2.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Notturno per I defunti No.3 [Lezione III: "Quare de vulva"]

    Performers: Romina Basso (alto), Dolce & Tempesta, Stefano Demicheli (director)

    • FUGA.
    • 526.

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