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He was amazingly productive. His more than three-hundred compositions cover all the genres of the period: operas; oratorios; secular, sacred and moral cantatas; prologues and intermezzos; motets and madrigals; incidental music for a spoken play; and sonatas for one or two solo instruments.
On 25 February 1682, for reasons that are still unclear, an assasin thrust a dagger into his back three times and killed him instantly. He was buried in one of the most aristocratic churches of Genoa, Santa Maria delle Vigne, an enormous number of candles were lit for him, and twenty-four masses were to be said for his soul.
from notes by Carolyn Gianturco ©
|Stradella: San Giovanni Battista|
Hyperion is pleased to announce a new recording relationship with Academia Montis Regalis, of which this thrilling disc is the first fruit. San Giovanni Battista is a deeply ‘Baroque’ score, vibrant, rhythmically insistent and vocally exciting. The l ...» More
|Early Italian Violin Sonatas|
'Certainly worth exploring. Exquisitely stylish performances of some enterprising repertoire' (Classic CD)
'Impeccable, stylish and full of life. The recording is up to Hyperion's usual standard: need more be said?' (Hi-Fi News)» More
|Italian Baroque Trumpet Music|
'A cornucopia of riches' (Fanfare, USA)
'Beautiful, newly-presented music. The achievement is quite breathtaking' (Hi-Fi News)» More
|The fam'd Italian masters|
'beautifully lyrical trumpet-playing' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Fascinating … Crispian Steele-Perkins and Alison Balsom play with an assured virtuosity' (The Daily Telegraph)» More