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The Organ Tradition of Apulia-Naples from Renaissance to Baroque | Tactus TC670004

The Organ Tradition of Apulia-Naples from Renaissance to Baroque

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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC670004

Barcode: 8007194107104

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 5th March 2021

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This anthology presented by the organist Margherita Sciddurlo is performed on a precious historical instrument: the Petrus De’ Simone 1747 organ of the Church of San'Antonio in Mola di Bari, fully preserved and in excellent condition. The organ in question becomes the medium to reviving a cross-section of the Apulian organ tradition whose roots are deeply connected to the musical activity of the Kingdom of Naples since the 16th century, when thousands of young talents came to the capital to undertake musical studies that ensured them a secure career. Puglia turned out to be a privileged territory where one could later exercise the profession, sponsored by the numerous feudal lords or by churches, musical chapels and convents. From Rocco Rodio from Bari to Giovanni Paisiello from Taranto, through to Nicola Porpora and Niccolò Jommelli, famous all over Europe thanks to bright careers abroad. The collection presented by Margherita Sciddurlo represents a pleasant organ cameo which also includes some world-premiere recordings.

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