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Historic Musical Bits: Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21


Édouard Lalo

Édouard Lalo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

Published on Oct 24, 2012

Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzando
III. Intermezzo
IV. Andante
V. Rondo

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The Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op. 21, is a work for violin and orchestra by Édouard Lalo.

History

The work was written in 1874 for violinist Pablo de Sarasate, and premiered in Paris in February 1875.

Although called a “Spanish Symphony” (see also Sinfonia concertante), it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. The piece has Spanish motifs throughout, and launched a period when Spanish-themed music came into vogue. (Georges Bizet‘s opera Carmen premiered a month after the Symphonie espagnole.)

The Symphonie espagnole is one of Lalo’s two most often played works, the other being his Cello Concerto. His “official” Violin Concerto in F, and his Symphony in G minor, written thirteen years later, are neither performed nor recorded as often.[citation needed]

Structure

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Scherzando: Allegro molto
  3. Intermezzo: Allegro non troppo
  4. Andante
  5. Rondo: Allegro

A typical performance runs just over one-half hour. One of the shorter recordings, conductor Eugene Ormandy’s 1967 recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring violinist Isaac Stern, runs 32 minutes and 43 seconds.[1]

Influence on Tchaikovsky

The Symphonie espagnole had some influence on the genesis of Tchaikovsky‘s Violin Concerto in D major. In March 1878, Tchaikovsky was staying at Nadezhda von Meck‘s estate at Clarens, Switzerland, while recovering from the breakdown of his disastrous marriage and his subsequent suicide attempt. His favourite pupil (and possibly his lover), the violinist Iosif Kotek, shortly arrived from Berlin with a lot of new music for violin. These included the Symphonie espagnole, which he and Tchaikovsky played through to great delight. This gave Tchaikovsky the idea of writing a violin concerto, and he immediately set aside his current work on a piano sonata and started on the concerto on 17 March.[2] With Kotek’s technical help, the concerto was finished by 11 April.

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Historic Musical bits, 12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45, Serkin/Casals, great compositions/performances


12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45

Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”, Op. 61 (FULL)


Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana“, Op. 61 (FULL)

Published on Apr 29, 2014

The Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61, more commonly known as Mozartiana, is an orchestral suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, written in 1887 as a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the 100th anniversary of that composer’s opera Don Giovanni. Because this suite consists of four orchestrations of piano pieces by (or in one case, based on) Mozart, Tchaikovsky did not number this suite with his previous three suites for orchestra. Instead, he considered it a separate work entitled Mozartiana. Nevertheless, it is usually counted as No. 4 of his orchestral suites.

Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere himself, in Moscow in November 1887. It was the only one of his suites he conducted, and only the second at whose premiere he was present.

Pyotr Iliyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 — November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide-ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.

Born into a middle-class family, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant, despite his obvious musical precocity. He pursued a musical career against the wishes of his family, entering the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1862 and graduating in 1865. This formal, Western-oriented training set him apart from the contemporary nationalistic movement embodied by the influential group of young Russian composers known as The Five, with whom Tchaikovsky’s professional relationship was mixed.
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Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114 , great compositions


Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114


Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1888), played on period instruments

Angela Gheorghiu – Je dis que rien ne me epouvante – Carmen Bizet, great compositions/performances


Bizet: Angela GHEORGHIU – Je dis que rien ne me epouvante – Carmen

J. S. Bach-Swingle Singers – Transcription of 1st Movement from Brandenburg Concerto n. 3 BWV 1048, great compositions/performances


J. S. Bach-Swingle Singers – Transcription of 1st Movement from Brandenburg Concerto n. 3 BWV 1048

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances


J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

Yo-Yo Ma plays Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano -Emanuel Ax, piano: great compositions/performances


Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano

Romeo And Juliet: Queen Mab Scherzo: make music part of your life series


Romeo And Juliet: Queen Mab Scherzo

 

Bach Harpsichord Concerto D minor BWV 1052 Pierre Hantaï, Le Concert des Nations Jordi Savall: great compositions/performances


Bach Harpsichord Concerto D minor BWV 1052 Pierre Hantaï, Le Concert des Nations Jordi Savall

Bach / I Musici, 1965: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: make music part of your life series


Bach / I Musici, 1965: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051- Complete

Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik, German Handel Soloists, cond. Holger Speck: great compositions/performances


Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik (Fireworks music)

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Cello Concerto No.3 in D major, (G.476): make music part of your life series


Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Cello Concerto No.3 in D major, (G.476)

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons / Autumn Op.8/3, RV 293 / Fabio Biondi: make music part of your life series


3. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons / Autumn Op.8/3, RV 293 / Fabio Biondi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Sonata for Recorder in C major ‘Il Pastor Fido’ No.1, Op.13, (RV54): make music part of your life series


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Sonata for Recorder in C major ‘Il Pastor Fido‘ No.1, Op.13, (RV54)

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Álbum: Antonio Vivaldi: Sonatas for Flute, Op.13 “IL Pastor Fido”
Interpretes del álbum: Bela Drahos, Pal Kelemen & Zsuzsa Pertis
Compositor: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Año: 1991
Genero: Barroco Italiano
Movimientos: Moderato-Allegro-Affectuoso-Allegro-Giga

make music part ofyour life series: A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major


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A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major

 

 

 

make music part of your life series: Antonio Vivaldi “L`amoroso” I Musici


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Concerto in E Major, RV 271 (PV 246)
“L´amoroso” by Antonio Vivaldi
Felix Ayo, violin
I Musici

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Make Music Part of Your Life: Vivaldi Concerto con molti istromenti in C major, RV558


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Vivaldi Concerto con molti istromenti in C major, RV558

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 † 1741)

Work: Concerto for 2 violins in troba marina, 2 recorders, 2 chalumeaux, 2 theorbos, 2 mandolins, violoncello, strings and basso continuo in C major, RV558

1.Movement: Allegro molto
2.Movement: Andante molto
3.Movement: Allegro

Performer:
Violins: Fabio Biondi, Lorenzo Colitto, Raffaello Negri, Carla Marotta
Violins in troba marina: Fabio Biondi, Lorenzo Colitto, Renata Spotti, Luca Giardini
Viola all’inglese: Fabio Biondi, Ernesto Braucher
Cellos: Maurizio Naddeo, Antonio Fantinuoli
Mandolines: Giovanni Scaramuzzino, Sonia Maurer
Recorders: Petr Zejfart, Maurice Steger
Oboes: Stefano Vezzani, Simone Toni, Claudio Pinardi
Bassoon: Francois de Rudder
Chalumeaux: Gili Rinot, Carles Riera
Theorbos: Giangiacomo Pinardi, Ugo Nastrucci
Harpsichords: Sergio Ciomei, Paola Erdas

Fabio Biondi, violin & direction
Europa Galante

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Great Compositions/Performances: Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Salvatore Accardo, conducting


Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Published on Apr 23, 2012

Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons Full HD (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi Full Concert. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, “Winter” is peppered with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas “Summer” evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement is often dubbed “Storm.”
The concertos were first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve concerti, Vivaldi’s Op. 8, entitled Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (The Contest between Harmony and Invention). The first four concertos were designated Le quattro stagioni, each being named after a season. Each one is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones. At the time of writing The Four Seasons, the modern solo form of the concerto had not yet been defined (typically a solo instrument and accompanying orchestra). Vivaldi’s original arrangement for solo violin with string quartet and basso continuo helped to define the form.
Die Vier Jahreszeite, Les Quatre Saisons compléter completare all movements
English Chamber Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-1 – Allegro – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-2 – Largo – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-3 – Allegro – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-1 – Allegro Non Molto – Allegro – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-2 – Adagio – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-3 – Presto – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-1 – Allegro – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-2 – Molto Adagio – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-3 – Allegro – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-1 – Allegro Non Molto – Winter
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-2 – Largo – Winter
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-3 – Allegro – Winter
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Great Comopositions/Performances: Alessandro Marcello Concerto en re minore (D minor), SF 935 – Op.1. Maurice André



Alessandro Marcello 

Concerto en re minore (D minor), SF 935 – Op.1.

I. Andante 
II. Adagio
III. Presto
Maurice André,  1993

 

Alessandro Marcello

Cover of Alessandro Marcello

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Alessandro Ignazio Marcello (1st February 1673[1] in Venice – 19 June 1747 in Venice) was an Italian nobleman, poet, philosopher, mathematician and musician.

 

Biography

 

A contemporary of Tomaso Albinoni, Marcello was the son of a senator in Venice. As such, he enjoyed a comfortable life that gave him the scope to pursue his interest in music. He held concerts in his hometown and also composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatasariascanzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello, being a slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi). He died in Padua in 1747.

 

Alessandro’s brother was Benedetto Marcello, also a composer, who illegally married his singing student Rosanna Scalfi in 1728. After his death she was unable to inherit his estate, and in 1742 she filed suit against Alessandro Marcello, seeking financial support.[2]

 

Works

 

Although his works are infrequently performed today, Marcello is regarded as a very competent composer. His La Cetra concertos are “unusual for their wind solo parts, concision and use of counterpoint within a broadly Vivaldian style,” according to Grove, “placing them as a last outpost of the classic Venetian Baroque concerto.”

 

concerto op 1. Marcello wrote in D minor for oboestrings and basso continuo is perhaps his best-known work. Its worth was affirmed by Johann Sebastian Bach who transcribed it for harpsichord (BWV 974). A number of editions have been published of the famous Oboe Concerto in D minor. The edition in C minor is credited to Benedetto Marcello.

 

 

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Great Composers/Compositions: Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C major, ‘Il piacere’ Op.8 No.6, RV180



Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 † 1741)
Concerts for the Prince of Poland
Work: Violin Concerto in C major, ‘Il piacere’ Op.8 No.6, RV180

01. Allegro
02. Largo e cantabile
03. Allegro

Andrew Manze, violin & director
Academy of Ancient Music

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“Vivaldi” redirects here. For other uses, see Vivaldi (disambiguation).

Antonio Vivaldi in 1725

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈluːtʃo viˈvaldi]; 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso (“The Red Priest”) because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, andvirtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over forty operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.

Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi had been employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with stagings of his operas in VeniceMantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi’s arrival and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later.

Though Vivaldi’s music was well received during his lifetime, it later declined in popularity until its vigorous revival in the first half of the 20th century. Today, Vivaldi ranks among the most popular and widely recorded of Baroque composers, second only to Johann Sebastian Bach.[1]

 

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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Sonata in F Minor, Op. 4, MWV Q12, I. Adagio – Allegro moderato



Felix Mendelssohn
Romain Descharmes, Tianwa Yang, Descharmes, Romain, Gallois, Patrick, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, Yang, Tianwa
Violin Sonata in F Minor, Op. 4, MWV Q12
Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos – Violin Sonata in F minor
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Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)



Extrait du concert “Airs d’Opéra de Vilvaldi et Haendel” donné en février 2006 à la Chapelle de la Trinité à Lyon, dans le cadre du Festival de Musique Baroque, dir° Eric Desnoues.
Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)
Contre-ténor : Philippe Jaroussky 
Ensemble Matheus, direction Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – Festival de Musique Baroque de Lyon 2006

 

A. Marcello – Oboe Concerto in d minor (Marcel Ponseele, baroque oboe / Il Gardellino)



Alessandro Marcello (1684~1750)

Concerto per Oboe, Archi e Basso Continuo in re minore, SF 935 – Op.1 
(First published in 1717)

I. Andante e spiccato – 00:00
II. Adagio – 03:32
III. Presto – 07:09

Marcel Ponseele (Baroque Oboe)
Ensemble Il Gardellino 
Marcel Ponseele (conductor)

A slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, Marcello held concerts at his hometown of Venice. He composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi). He died in Padua in 1747. Alessandro’s brother was Benedetto Marcello (1686~1739), also a composer.

Although his works are infrequently performed today, Marcello is regarded as a very competent composer. His La Cetra concertos are “unusual for their wind solo parts, concision and use of counterpoint within a broadly Vivaldian style,” according to Grove, “placing them as a last outpost of the classic Venetian Baroque concerto.”

A concerto Marcello wrote in d minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo is perhaps his best-known work. Its worth was attested to by Johann Sebastian Bach who transcribed it for harpsichord (BWV 974). A number of editions have been published of the famous Oboe Concerto in d minor. The edition in c minor is credited to Benedetto Marcello.

 

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi



For those who want to listen to specific movements

Spring 0:00

Summer 10:31

Autumn 20:59

Winter 32:48 
I know it’s kind of pointless to post this but I like this video and this is kind of like a bookmark for me to know where each movement is.

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A. Vivaldi : Concerto RV 90 Il Gardellino. Il delirio fantastico



Enregistrement live, mars 2011 au Temple du Change à Lyon

Concerto da camera, version pour flûte, hautbois, violon, basson & basse continue “Il Gardellino” (‘le chardonneret’). 

[Allegro] – Largo – Allegro

Il delirio fantastico
Virginie Botty, flûte à bec
Reynier Guerrero, violon
Jon Olaberria, hautbois
Florian Gazagne, basson
Jean-Baptiste Valfré, violoncelle

Vincent Bernhardt, clavecin & direction

 

A. VIVALDI, Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and B.C. in G minor RV 155, La Magnifica Comunità



Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and B.C. in G minor RV 155:
I. Adagio 0:01 
II. Allegro 2:18 
III. Largo 6:03
IV. Allegro 9:40

La Magnifica Comunità 
Enrico Casazza [director]
Edition by Pablo Queipo de Llano

 

Vivaldi : Concerto ripieno in sol maggiore RV 151 ”Alla Rustica”



Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) : Concerto in Sol maggiore RV 151 ”Alla Rustica” per archi e continuo
1) Presto 2) Adagio 3) Allegro
I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone

 

A. Vivaldi: Op. 3 n. 8 – Concerto for 2 violins, strings & b.c. in A minor (RV 522)


ANTONIO VIVALDI

L’ESTRO ARMONICO: OP. 3 N. 8 – LIBRO II 
(Amsterdam, Roger, 1711) for Ferdinand III, Prince of Tuscany

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in A minor (RV 522)

I. Allegro – 0:07
II. Larghetto – 3:38
III. Allegro – 7:21

Elizabeth Wilcock (solo violin I)
Micaela Comberti (solo violin II)
Jaap Ter Linden (violoncello)
Simon Standage, Miles Golding (violin I & II)
Trevor Jones, Jan Schlapp (viola)
Amanda MacNamara (double bass)
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

 

A. Vivaldi: RV 335 / The Cuckoo [Il Cucù] – Concerto for violin, strings & basso continuo, in A major



ANTONIO VIVALDI

THE CUCKOO [Il Cucù]
Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in A major (RV 335)

I. Allegro – 0:05
II. Largo [1st version: also attributed to Johann Helmic Roman] –3:56
III. Allegro – 6:44

Giuliano Carmignola (violin)

I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca / Giuliano Carmignola (conductor)
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2000
Erato ERA 80225 – DDD
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Vivaldi – Trio Sonata “La Follia” in D Minor RV63



ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)

Trio sonata for two violins and basso continuo (Variations on “La Follia“) Op. 1 No. 12 RV63

Performed by Hesperion XXI
Conducted by Jordi Savall

*”La Folia” is one of the oldest European musical themes. This chord progression has been put to music many times by composers such as Arcangelo Corelli, C.P.E. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Allesandro Scarlatti, and Marin Marais.

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P.S: I know I already posted this piece being performed by the Purcell Quartet, but the Hesperion XXI version is very exciting to listen to and takes a different perspective on this pice although being perhaps more “liberal” in it’s interpretation.

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A. Vivaldi: Op. 1 n. 11 – Trio sonata for 2 violins & b.c. in B minor (RV 79)



ANTONIO VIVALDI

SUONATE DA CAMERA A TRE; DUE VIOLINI E VIOLONE O CEMBALO:
Op. 1 n. 11 (Venice, Sala, 1703) – for Annibale Gambara

Sonata for two violin and basso continuo in B minor (RV 79)

I. Preludio – 0:05
II. Corrente – 4:56
III. Giga – 7:13
IV. Gavotta – 8:54

Enrico Gatti (violin I)
Rossella Croce (violin II)
Judith-Maria Becker (violoncello)
Monica Pustilnik (archlute)
Guido Morini (organ & harpsichord)

Ensemble Aurora / Enrico Gatti (conductor)
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2007
Glossa GCD 921203 – DDD
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Francesca Presutti – La gloria del mio sangue (Giustino)


Antonio Vivaldi – Giustino RV 717 (Roma, 1724)

Francesca Presutti: Amanzio

Alessandro Stradella Consort
Estevan Velardi