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By Michael Talbot

ISBN-10: 0754657949

ISBN-13: 9780754657941

As proven by means of the ever-increasing quantity of recordings, versions and performances of the big repertory of secular cantatas for solo voice produced, essentially in Italy, within the moment 1/2 the 17th century and the 1st half the eighteenth century, this lengthy missed style has ultimately 'come of age'. besides the fact that, scholarly curiosity is presently lagging at the back of musical perform: awfully, there was no common examine of the Baroque cantata on account that Eugen Schmitz's instruction manual of 1914, and even if many educational theses have tested microscopically the cantatas of person composers, there was little chance to view those opposed to the wider canvas of the style as an entire. The members during this quantity select elements of the cantata proper to their distinct pursuits so that it will say new issues concerning the works, even if historic, analytical, bibliographical, discographical or performance-based. The major concentration is on Italian-born composers operating among 1650 and 1750 (thus no longer Handel), however the chance can also be taken in a single bankruptcy (by Graham Sadler) to match the French cantata culture with its Italian guardian in organization with a startling new declare in regards to the meant instrumentation. Many key figures are thought of, between them Tomaso Albinoni, Giovanni Bononcini, Giovanni Legrenzi, Benedetto Marcello, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alessandro Stradella, Leonardo Vinci and Antonio Vivaldi. The poetic texts of the cantatas, all too frequently handled as being of little intrinsic curiosity, are given their due weight. house is usually came upon for discussions of the heritage of Baroque solo cantatas on disc and of the conclusion of the continuo in cantata arias - a subject extra complicated and contentious than may perhaps initially be obvious. The ebook goals to stimulate curiosity in, and to win converts to, this style, which in its day equalled the instrumental sonata in value, and within which quite a lot of composers invested a massive a part of their creativity.

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