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'... excitement, poignancy and luscious harmonic sounds ...'

Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus. Syred Consort, Orchestra of St Paul's / Ben Palmer. © 2016 Delphian Records Ltd

Antonio Lotti, Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Sebastian Bach ... what do they have in common, apart from being near contemporaries and having a strongly similar musical language? Amazingly, the common factor uniting all three is the neglect their music was subjected to after their demise. A century after his death, Bach's genius was brought to light by Mendelssohn in the mid-1840s, but Monteverdi had to wait until the 1960s to make his breakthrough through the resurgence of his 1610 Vespers, and Lotti's fate was even more maligned...

Copyright © 6 May 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ANTONIO LOTTI: CRUCIFIXUS

ITALY

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

CHORAL MUSIC

LONDON

ENGLAND

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