The Early Music Show - Naples

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Catherine Bott presents a programme looking at the musical riches from the Italian city of Naples. 18th century Naples offered creative opportunities to composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti and his son, Domenico, and also to Pergolesi, Porpora and Durante who played a vital role in the development of Neopolitan music. The programme includes a variety of sacred and secular repertoire, instrumental and operatic, and also some Canzone Napoletane - popular solo street songs - by some of the composers who flourished in Naples in the 17th and 18th centuries.