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Composer: de Curtis, Ernesto (1875-1937)

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Year of birth1875
Year of death1937
NationalityItaly
Period20th century
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Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

Sol Gabetta and Cecilia Bartoli © Esther Hasse | Decca
Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta show impressive camraderie in Baroque arias.
***11
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Rich pickings from Ivan Magrì's Rosenblatt Recital

Ivan Magrì © Jonathan Rose
Ivan Magrì's exemplary technique and strong delivery in his London recital debut left his audience hoping for a return visit to the Rosenblatt series in the imminent future.
****1
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Peruvian sunshine struggles to beat the clouds

Juan Diego Flórez at the RAH © Jonathan Rose
Flórez's recital showed exactly why singers should steer clear of technological assistance. 
**111
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Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s Rosenblatt Recital

Leo Nucci © Jonathan Rose
Received wisdom says “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. In the case of a Leo Nucci recital, it ain’t over till the Italian baritone’s sung “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”.
****1
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Vittorio Grigolo, « Il Pavarottino »

Vittorio Grigolo © Alex D. James
L'interprétation du ténor marque par la chaleur et la puissance de sa voix. Celle-ci se révèle en effet unique par son timbre cuivré et solaire capable de passer d’un pianissimo à un fortissimo ou d’un air joyeux à un air grave sans encombre.
*****
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