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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55192
Recording details: March 1987
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds

'A cornucopia of riches' (Fanfare, USA)

'Beautiful, newly-presented music. The achievement is quite breathtaking' (Hi-Fi News)

Sinfonia from the opera Gl' Amanti Generosi

Presto  [1'54]
Largo e staccato  [0'31]
Minuet: Allegro  [1'14]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Francesco Mancini’s sinfonia was known in London, for his opera was produced there under the title Hydaspes in 1710; it seems that the composer – a Neapolitan – worked in England for a period. The sinfonia is typical of the simple, vigorous orchestral style popularized by Alessandro Scarlatti; the scoring, though, with solo violins as well as solo trumpet in the first movement, is quite sophisticated.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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