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Pietro Francesco Cavalli (Composer)

Born: 14th February 1602, Crema, Italy

Died: 14th January 1676, Venice, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Francesco Cavalli was an Italian composer of the early Baroque period. He took the name "Cavalli" from his patron, Venetian nobleman Federico Cavalli.

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 Recording of the Week, Philippe Jaroussky sings Cavalli

The French countertenor leads Artaserse in a kaleidoscopic survey of the many and varied operas by the seventeenth-century Italian composer, shot through with the spirit of Venetian carnival.

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