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Detail from the autograph of the Cantata pastorale, 1716: Non s qual pi m'ingombra
Source: Musiksammlung der Staatsbibliothek, Berlin


Detail from the autograph score of Cantata da camera: Ombre tacite e sole, 31.10.1716
Source: British Library

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The Composer's Words
'I have marked ... at necessary places the louds and softs of the instruments, which are the only means of making that chiaroscuro which makes singing and playing attractive.'
(A. Scarlatti, on his opera, Il Gran Tamerlano 1706.)


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Stephen Freeman (violin)

is a member of Elysium Ensemble, principal second violin with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and performs regularly with the Sydney ensemble Salut! He undertook advanced studies in baroque violin at the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague with Sigiswald Kuijken. Based in Melbourne, he performs and records throughout Australia in baroque and classical chamber ensembles.


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