The Scarlatti and the Neapolitan Baroque
Ana Quintans, soprano; Carlos Mena, countertenor and Eduardo López Banzo, harpsichord
Works by A. Scarlatti and F. Durante
In Naples, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries opera became a well-oiled industry that revolved around song. In this context, singers were not mere performers, but comprehensive musicians capable of creatively interacting with the composer. Durante’s Duetti are well-rounded examples of the Neapolitan formative ideal, in which educational function does not contradict aesthetic quality.
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