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CHAN 10355 - d'Avalos: Maria di Venosa
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CD available From: 12 September 2005

Maria di Venosa

 Francesco dAvalos (b. 1930)
      premiere recording
Maria di Venosa (1992) 112:38
      Music drama for orchestra, soloists and chorus in two parts and fourteen scenes
      Dramatis personae
      Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa
      Maria d'Avalos, Princess of Venosa
      Fabrizio Carafa, Duke of Andria
      Giulio Gesualdo, uncle of Carlo
      Priest Musician in the service of Carlo Gesualdo
      Laura Scala, chief lady-in-waiting to Maria d'Avalos
      First Part
1 Scene I. Castle at Gesualdo - 9:38
      Room of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa - Night - On the wall there is a portrait of Gesualdo's second wife, Eleonora d'Este -
2 Scene II. The room of Maria d'Avalos,… 7:38
      …Princess of Venosa, and the adjoining hall in the Palace at Naples on her wedding day -
3 Scene III. Music room in the Castle at Venosa - 6:01
4 Scene IV. Maria's room in the Castle at Venosa - 9:19
5 Scene V. Music room in the Castle at Venosa - 8:00
6 Scene VI. The garden of the Castle at Venosa on a stormy night - 6:57
7 Scene VII. Ballroom in the Palace of the Viceroy of Naples - Ball 6:00
      Second Part
1 Scene VII. Ballroomn in the Palace of the Viceroy - 4:45
      Continuation of the last scene of the First Part -
2 Scene VIII. A balcony of the Palace of the Viceroy during the ball, 5:39
      and the beach beneath it -
3 Scene IX. Maria's room in the Palace at Naples - 4:08
4 Scene X. A tavern - 10:33
5 Scene XI. Maria's room in the Palace at Naples - 6:44
6 Scene XII. A forest - Hunt - 10:13
7 Scene XIII. Piazza San Domenico in Naples with the 5:06
      Palace in which the Gesualdos live - Night -
8 Scene XIV. Castle at Gesualdo - Room of Carlo Gesualdo - 11:48
      Night - Sequel to the first scene - Death of Carlo Gesualdo
 Susan Bullock soprano
 Hilary Summers contralto
 Philharmonia Chorus
 Apollo Voices
      Ruth Holten soprano
      Helen Parker soprano
      Robin Blaze counter-tenor
      Robert Johnston tenor
      Christopher Foster bass
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 Francesco dAvalos
 Recorded in:
 All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
      August 1994
 Brian Culverhouse
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Brian Culverhouse
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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