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Antonio Vivaldi: In turbato mare RV 627; Dominique Labelle and Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 22 Nov 2012
Author: Walvis2007
The opening aria of Vivaldi's sacred motet "In turbato mare" RV 627, featuring soprano Dominique Labelle. Live video from the Voices of Music "Stabat Mater" concert, March 2012. Please see our channel for the entire work. Antonio Vivaldi is known primarily as a composer of concertos, but in his own time he was an opera impresario, hastily dashing off concertos for cash (sometimes in coach trips from one production to another) to fund his lavish productions. For special occasions, or special patrons--such as the orchestra in Dresden--Vivaldi brought the full force of his compositional abilities to the table, and crafted masterpieces of counterpoint, in stark contrast to many of his hastily composed works. Vivaldi's sacred works are nearly as compelling as his best concertos, and the motet "In turbato mare irato" combines typical operatic melismas, recitatives and Da Capo arias, as well as a challenging vocal range of two octaves. Composers of the baroque period (especially Handel) often
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