Venice Monteverdi Academy, Ensemble Lorenzo Da Ponte, Roberto Zarpellon
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Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni dell'anno per la morte, esultazione e coronazione di Maria Assunta in Cielo, written in 1731, is the second last of the four oratorios by Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739). As a member of the Venetian aristocracy he didn‘t have to consider the musical conventions as much as his professional contemporaries.
Thanks to his unconventional style he is one of the most interesting Italian baroque composers.
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