Firenze 1616

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COMPOSERS: Belli,Caccini,Malvezzi,Saracini
LABELS: Alpha
ALBUM TITLE: Firenze 1616
WORKS: Works by Belli, Caccini, Malvezzi and Saracini
PERFORMER: Le Poème Harmonique/Vincent Dumestre
CATALOGUE NO: Alpha 321 (2007)

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Post-dating Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo by nearly a decade, Belli’s l’Orfeo Dolente sounds the high noon of Florentine opera. Vincent Dumestre’s sumptuous realisation spearheads a cast led by Arnaud Marzorati’s decorous Orpheus.

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