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Composer: Ragazzi, Angelo (1689-1750)

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Year of birth1689
Year of death1750
PeriodEarly
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Intimate devotion to a lamenting mother

Andreas Scholl © James McMillan
Joined by the exquisitely subtle Accademia Bizantina led by Alessandro Tampieri, Scholl brought little-known but no less great devotions to the Virgin Mary to life with impetus and intimacy.
****1
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Baroque vocalise: Franco Fagioli

Franco Fagioli © Julian Laidig
Words definitely took second place to music in Franco Fagioli’s recital of Baroque operatic arias performed by the great Italian castrato Caffarelli.
***11
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Franco Fagioli in Paris

Franco Fagioli © Julian Laidig
It was one of those extraordinary solo performance that left no-one in the audience indifferent. An unmissable event for all Baroque lovers in Paris: the Argentinian countertenor Franco Fagioli in town for a recital at the Salle Gaveau. The concert was part of a tour in support of his new CD Arias for Caffarelli.
*****
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