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Francesco D'avalos: Maria di Venosa (Chandos Audio CD)

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Catalogue No: CHAN10355(2)
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Maria di Venosa

Francesco d'Avalos (b. 1930)


premiere recording

Maria di Venosa (1992) 112:38
Music drama for orchestra, soloists and chorus in two parts and fourteen scenes
Dramatis personae
Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa
Maria d'Avalos, Princess of Venosa
Fabrizio Carafa, Duke of Andria
Giulio Gesualdo, uncle of Carlo
Priest Musician in the service of Carlo Gesualdo
Laura Scala, chief lady-in-waiting to Maria d'Avalos

COMPACT DISC ONE
First Part
1 Scene I. Castle at Gesualdo - Room of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa - Night - On the wall there is a portrait of Gesualdo's second wife, Eleonora d'Este - 9:38
2 Scene II. The room of Maria d'Avalos, Princess of Venosa, and the adjoining hall in the Palace at Naples on her wedding day - 7:38
3 Scene III. Music room in the Castle at Venosa - 6:01
4 Scene IV. Maria's room in the Castle at Venosa - 9:19
5 Scene V. Music room in the Castle at Venosa - 8:00
6 Scene VI. The garden of the Castle at Venosa on a stormy night - 6:57
7 Scene VII. Ballroom in the Palace of the Viceroy of Naples - Ball 6:00
53:38
COMPACT DISC TWO
Second Part
1 Scene VII. Ballroomn in the Palace of the Viceroy - Continuation of the last scene of the First Part - 4:45
2 Scene VIII. A balcony of the Palace of the Viceroy during the ball, and the beach beneath it - 5:39
3 Scene IX. Maria's room in the Palace at Naples - 4:08
4 Scene X. A tavern - 10:33
5 Scene XI. Maria's room in the Palace at Naples - 6:44
6 Scene XII. A forest - Hunt - 10:13
7 Scene XIII. Piazza San Domenico in Naples with the Palace in which the Gesualdos live - Night - 5:06
8 Scene XIV. Castle at Gesualdo - Room of Carlo Gesualdo - Night - Sequel to the first scene - Death of Carlo Gesualdo 11:48
59:00
Susan Bullock soprano
Hilary Summers contralto
Philharmonia Chorus & Apollo Voices
Ruth Holten soprano
Helen Parker soprano
Robin Blaze counter-tenor
Robert Johnston tenor
Christopher Foster bass
Philharmonia Orchestra
Francesco d'Avalos
Recorded in:
All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
August 1994
Producer(s)
Brian Culverhouse
Sound Engineer(s)
Brian Culverhouse

Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit / 96K

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