Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli - Lenzi & Mozart: Sacred Music in Lombardy 1770-80 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:57 | 154 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Release Year: 2017
Carlo Lenzi, born in 1735 near Bergamo, was educated in Naples, famous for its four conservatories. He worked for 40 years as maestro di cappella at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. His permanent residence in that town was both a blessing and a curse to the composer: on the one hand he occupied a prestigious position, which was safe and stable, but on the other hand he was limited to a local audience, so that his works were largely confined to Bergamo, cut off from the most important international communication channels. We are presented with the opportunity to rediscover this treasure today: an extensive vocal and instrumental oeuvre, largely comparable with Mozart’s and Haydn’s works.