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Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Lenneke Ruiten, Florie Valiquette - Salieri: Armida


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Format: 2CD
Catalogue No.: AP244
Barcode: 5051083166140
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
Genre: Classical

 A keen advocate of the works of Antonio Salieri, Christophe Rousset continues his exploration of the composer’s oeuvre, having unearthed the
manuscript of another masterpiece, the three-act opera Armida.
 First performed on 2 June 1771 in Vienna, Armida presents a perfect synthesis of the Italian and French styles.
 Salieri was just 20 when he turned to the difficult opera seria genre. He chose to tackle a well-known subject: that of the love affair between the Christian Crusader Rinaldo and the Saracen sorceress Armida, borrowed from Tasso’s epic
poem Gerusalemme liberata. 
 A very dense plot focuses on an intense drama involving just four characters. The fluidity, originality and brio of his compositional style were to ensure Salieri’s lasting reputation throughout Europe.

More From This Artist: Christophe Rousset Florie Valiquette Lenneke Ruiten Les Talens Lyriques various artists

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