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Alessandro Stradella (Composer)

Born: 3rd April 1639, Rome, Italy

Died: 25th February 1682, Genoa, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Antonio Alessandro Boncompagno Stradella was an Italian composer of the middle Baroque period. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguished poets, producing over three hundred works in a variety of genres.

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Interview, Damien Guillon on Stradella

The French conductor and countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the Italian composer's dramatic 1675 oratorio San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste.

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