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Galuppi: Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master

Galuppi: Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master

Galuppi: Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master
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Classical
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BKD 576
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Catherine King, together with the Italian musicians of Il Canto di Orfeo, has recorded the only known collection of arias by the 18th century opera composer Baldassarre Galuppi.

Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master is an absorbing traversal of arias from Galuppi’s little-known opere serie and oratorios alongside two string Concerti a Quattro. The operas chosen were written mainly in the first half of Galuppi’s career in the golden age of the Italian dramma per musica; his virtuoso arias of powerfully moving melodies require vocal fireworks.

In order to bring this forgotten music to a modern audience for the very first time Catherine King sought out original and long overlooked manuscript sources. This fitting tribute was named a 'Choice' recording by Gramophone upon its release in Galuppi’s 300th anniversary year.