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Leonardo Vinci

1690 - 27 May 1730
A composer whose music turned the heads of Vivaldi and Handel, he became an overnight success in comic opera at age 29 and died from poison at the height of his fame. Was it a jilted lover or a jealous rival?
The Leonardo Vinci website is a collaborative project featuring the work of a number of international researchers and performers. Over time we hope to add to the information available on this fascinating composer and invite you to contribute to the available editions, biographies, articles and discussions.
This site has been launched to offer insight into the music of the Neapolitan composer Leonardo Vinci - a composer much fêted in his day and music still standing today as excellent examples of the period. You can preview, audition and purchase music, much of which is not available in any other place.

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We have access to some of the greatest collections of manuscripts in the world, both autograph copies of whole operas and excellent contemporary collections of arias and cantatas by a vast range of composers. Take advantage of this and of the music and articles available.

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STOP PRESS!! The edition count at the Leonardo Vinci website has just reached 19 with the addition of James Sanderson's edition of Leonardo Vinci's aria Vol solcando un mar crudele for soprano, 2 horns, strings and continuo:
Arbace 's aria in scene xv of Act I of Vinci's opera Artaserse (Rome 1730). Classic simile aria with real coloratura requirements for the singer. Excellent accompagnato recit. to begin the scene as well.
MIDI Preview | Score Preview| Price: £ 3.95
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