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Composer: Cazzati, Maurizio (1616-1678)

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Year of birth1616
Year of death1678
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

L'Arpeggiata in 2010 © MIchael Uneffer
While maybe not for the musical puritans, this was the perfect showcase for an exceptional group of musicians to demonstrate their formidable technical and interpretative talents and to respectfully give some new vitality to the magical works of Purcell.
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Polychoral virtuosity in Utrecht

© Alison Karlin
Ensemble Correspondances give a virtuoso display of polychoral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier and his Italian contemporaries.
****1
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Handel with a back beat

Cèline Scheen, with Christina Pluhar, Haru Kitamika and Eero Palviainen © studio visuell photography
L'Arpeggiata fascinate, amuse, move to tears - in not even two hours.
*****
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Jaroussky and L'Arpeggiata spice up Purcell songs in style

Christine Pluhar, Philippe Jarouusky and L'Arpeggiata © L'Arpeggiata
If you like your Purcell spiced up with some jazz improvisation and Middle-Eastern flavours, Philippe Jaroussky and L’Arpeggiata’s gig was for you. 
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L'Arpeggiata: Inspired by the Baroque

Christina Pluhar,  ©  Marco Borggreve
Though they play Baroque music, the ensemble L’Arpeggiata is more like a jazz band than a traditional orchestra. Anchored by a continuo (rhythm section?) led by artistic director and theorbist Christina Pluhar, they are joined by various other instrumentalists, singers, and even dancers, fitting each of their projects.
****1
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