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Cassandra (Bilingual) (Paperback)

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Benedetto Marcello’s Cassandra was composed in 1727 to a poem by Antonio Conti written at Marcello’s request. Cassandra is a large-scale dramatic cantata for solo alto voice with unfigured basso continuo for the harpsichord. The cantata was not published in Marcello’s lifetime and describes the events of the last years of Trojan War, as told by the prophetess Cassandra. Unique in its formal design, the cantata blends arioso sections with recitatives and arias. The expressive vocal line conveys grief, rage, terror, and happiness, and demands vocal agility and technical command from the singer. Cassandra was among the most popular of Marcello’s cantatas during the eighteenth century and continued to be performed regularly up to forty years after it was composed.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 45.0
Genre: Music
Series Title: Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era
Format: Paperback
Publisher: A-R Editions
Language: English
Street Date: July 31, 2016
TCIN: 51833672
UPC: 9780895798381
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1272

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