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Caldara, Antonio

Together with George Friderick Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti, one of the most prolific composers in the baroque period is Antonio Caldara (1670-1736).Caldara was born in Venice in 1670 as a ...

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Il Martirio di Santa Caterina : Oratorio for 5 voices and ensemble / Antonio Caldara, with libretto by Francesco Accolti; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 14303
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Instruments: voc 2ob/vl vla/lute vc/db org/cemb
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Duration: 95'00"
Number of players: 10
Year of composition: 1708
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Description:
Together with George Friderick Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti, one of the most prolific composers in the baroque period is Antonio Caldara (1670-1736). "Il Martirio di Santa Caterina" (1708), an oratorio written in the time that oratorios were more popular than operas in Rome because of the papal ban on operas being performed
during Lent. Operas were called ‘immoral’. That’s why several operas by Scarlatti and Caldara were called proibita (forbidden).

Like more often in cases like these composers found an escape for their inspiration and artistry in composing a religious work with the same dramatic style as an opera. Though unstaged these oratorios were performed in richly decorated settings with large orchestras
and highly-paid singers.

Caldara composed many operas and oratorios, from which the best-known are: "Maddalana ai piedi di Cristo", "Santa Francesca Romana", "La Conversione di Clodevedo Re di Francia", "Morte e
Sepultura di Cristo".

For "Il Martirio di Santa Caterina" Caldara got the commission from Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. The libretto was written by Francesco Forzoni Accolti (1674-1708).

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