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Leonardo Vinci (Composer)

Born: 1690, Strongoli, Italy

Died: 27th May 1730, Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Leonardo Vinci was an Italian composer known chiefly for his 40 or so operas; comparatively little of his work in other genres survives. A central proponents of the Neapolitan School of opera, his influence on subsequent opera composers such as Johann Adolph Hasse and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was considerable.

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 Recording of the Week, Max Cencic and Franco Fagioli sing Leonardo Vinci's Catone in Utica

Katherine listens to a show-stopping revival of a lost Baroque masterpiece by star countertenors Max Cencic and Franco Fagioli.

 Recording of the Week, Rare baroque vocal delights

Philippe Jaroussky and Max Cencic lead an all-male cast (featuring no fewer than five countertenors!) in the world premiere recording of Leonardo Vinci’s Artaserse, and Christophe Rousset & Company make a splendid case for Antoine Dauvergen’s Hercule mourant.

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