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D'avalos: Maria Di Venosa / D'avalos, Bullock, Summers


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10355   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco D'Avalos
Performer:  Hilary SummersRuth HoltonRobert JohnstonSusan Bullock,   ... 
Conductor:  Francesco D'Avalos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia ChorusApollo Voices
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Premiere Recording

Maria di Venosa (1992)
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

Premiere Recording

Maria di Venosa (1992)
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

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Works on This Recording

1. Maria di Venosa by Francesco D'Avalos
Performer:  Hilary Summers (Alto), Ruth Holton (Soprano), Robert Johnston (Tenor),
Susan Bullock (Soprano), Helen Parker (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor),
Ruth Holten (Soprano), Christopher Foster (Bass), Robert Johnston (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco D'Avalos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus,  Apollo Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
Date of Recording: 8/1994 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 112 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 1: Castle at Gesualdo - Room of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa - Night ...
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 2: The room of Maria d'Avalos, Princess of Venosa, and the adjoining hall in the Palace at Naples on her wedding day -
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 3: Music room in the Castle at Venosa -
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 4: Maria's room in the Castle at Venosa -
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 5: Music room in the Castle at Venosa -
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 6: The garden of the Castle at Venosa on a stormy night -
Maria di Venosa: Part I Scene 7: Ballroom in the Palace of the Viceroy of Naples - Ball
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 7: Ballroomn in the Palace of the Viceroy - Continuation of the last scene of Part I -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 8: A balcony of the Palace of the Viceroy during the ball, and the beach beneath it -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 9: Maria's room in the Palace at Naples -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 10: A tavern -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 11: Maria's room in the Palace at Naples -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 12: A forest - Hunt -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 13: Piazza San Domenico in Naples with the Palace in which the Gesualdos live - Night -
Maria di Venosa: Part II Scene 14: Castle at Gesualdo - Room of Carlo Gesualdo - Night - Sequel to the first scene - Death of Carlo Gesualdo

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