Download PDF by Michael Talbot: Aspects of the Secular Cantata in Late Baroque Italy

By Michael Talbot

As proven by means of the ever-increasing quantity of recordings, versions and performances of the mammoth repertory of secular cantatas for solo voice produced, essentially in Italy, within the moment half the 17th century and the 1st half the eighteenth century, this lengthy ignored style has ultimately 'come of age'. although, scholarly curiosity is at present lagging in the back of musical perform: exceptionally, there was no common learn of the Baroque cantata when you consider that Eugen Schmitz's guide of 1914, and even supposing many educational theses have tested microscopically the cantatas of person composers, there was little chance to view those opposed to the wider canvas of the style as an entire. The participants during this quantity pick out features of the cantata suitable to their distinct pursuits with a purpose to say new issues concerning the works, no matter if ancient, analytical, bibliographical, discographical or performance-based. The leading concentration is on Italian-born composers operating among 1650 and 1750 (thus no longer Handel), however the chance is usually taken in a single bankruptcy (by Graham Sadler) to check the French cantata culture with its Italian dad or mum in organization with a startling new declare concerning the meant instrumentation. Many key figures are thought of, between them Tomaso Albinoni, Giovanni Bononcini, Giovanni Legrenzi, Benedetto Marcello, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alessandro Stradella, Leonardo Vinci and Antonio Vivaldi. The poetic texts of the cantatas, all too usually handled as being of little intrinsic curiosity, are given their due weight. area is usually came upon for discussions of the heritage of Baroque solo cantatas on disc and of the belief of the continuo in cantata arias - a subject extra complicated and contentious than may perhaps in the beginning be obvious. The ebook goals to stimulate curiosity in, and to win converts to, this style, which in its day equalled the instrumental sonata in significance, and during which quite a lot of composers invested a huge a part of their creativity.

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