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Composer: Bononcini, Giovanni (1670-1750)

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Year of birth1670
Year of death1750
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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Baroque rarities rapturously received in Riga

Elīna Šimkus and Christian Frattima © Jānis Porietis
Local soprano Elīna Šimkus was a fascinating combination of Farinelli and Emma Kirkby.
***11
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Around Italy in eight works: a tour de force

Concerto dei cavalieri © Valletta International Baroque Festival
An enjoyable programme of works by Corelli, Scarlatti, Porpora, Bononcini and Vivaldi by the Concerto de' Cavalieri and Marcello Di Lisa.
****1
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The Luscinia Quartet: Handel's Rome

A fresh and delightful performance of Handel and Bononcini duets with the Luscinia Quartet.
****1
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Spitalfields Festival: Lawrence Zazzo

Lawrence Zazzo
As part of Spitalfields Winter Festival, Lawrence Zazzo and La Nuova Musica presented a beautifully curated programme of operatic gems by Handel and his lesser-known contemporaries Bononcini and Ariosti.
****1
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Wiederentdeckter Opernhit in Herne

Giovanni Battista Bononcini
Das Elbipolis Barockorchester spielt mit einer Rarität auf. Kann der Hit von damals auch heute noch punkten?
***11
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