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By Michael Talbot

As proven by way of the ever-increasing quantity of recordings, variations and performances of the tremendous repertory of secular cantatas for solo voice produced, essentially in Italy, within the moment 1/2 the 17th century and the 1st 1/2 the eighteenth century, this lengthy overlooked style has eventually 'come of age'. besides the fact that, scholarly curiosity is presently lagging in the back of musical perform: really, there was no common examine of the Baroque cantata on the grounds 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 select points of the cantata proper to their exact pursuits to be able to say new issues concerning the works, even if old, analytical, bibliographical, discographical or performance-based. The top concentration is on Italian-born composers operating among 1650 and 1750 (thus now not Handel), however the chance is usually taken in a single bankruptcy (by Graham Sadler) to match the French cantata culture with its Italian mother or father 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 frequently handled as being of little intrinsic curiosity, are given their due weight. area is additionally chanced on for discussions of the heritage of Baroque solo cantatas on disc and of the belief of the continuo in cantata arias - a subject matter extra complicated and contentious than may perhaps initially be obvious. The publication goals to stimulate curiosity in, and to win converts to, this style, which in its day equalled the instrumental sonata in value, and within which quite a lot of composers invested an immense a part of their creativity.

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