Long-Lost Work, Possibly by Vivaldi, Comes to Boston and New York

Classic Arts News   Long-Lost Work, Possibly by Vivaldi, Comes to Boston and New York
 
The Venice Baroque Orchestra, led by Andrea Marcon, will give the North American premiere of Andromeda liberata at the New England Conservatory on November 27.

The performance, which includes sopranos Simone Kermes and Katerina Beranova, alto Marijana Mijanovic, countertenor Max Cencic, and tenor Enrico Onofrio, is presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.

On November 29, Marcon and his ensemble will appear at Carnegie Hall.

The authorship of the long-lost Andromeda liberata, an 18th-century serenata, has been the subject of lively debate among music scholars. Some, such as Olivier Four_s, who discovered the work two years ago in the archives of the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice, believes it is at least in part the work of Antonio Vivaldi, and may in fact be entirely his work.

Other scholars think it is a pastiche of works by other composers such as Giovanni Porta and Tomaso Albinoni.

After Carnegie Hall, the ensemble will travel to Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amsterdam, and London.

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