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Sinfonia from the opera Il Diocletiano

'Italian Baroque Trumpet Music' (CDH55192)
Italian Baroque Trumpet Music
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Track 11 on CDH55192 [3'13] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Sinfonia from the opera Il Diocletiano
The short but eloquent sinfonia by Carlo Pallavacino reminds us that many early concerted instrumental works were originally introductions to vocal music; the sources that preserve them detached from their parent works represent the first stage of a process that was to establish the concerto and the symphony as genres in their own right. Il Diocletiano was the first of Pallavacino’s many Venetian operas, written shortly after a period spent working at the Dresden court as Heinrich Schütz’s assistant.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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