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Nicola Porpora: Salve Regina In F Major With Valer Barna-Sabadus

15 min
Nicola Porpora: Salve Regina In F Major With Valer Barna-Sabadus

Reminiscent of Haydn’s style

Nicola Porpora's Salve Regina in F major was written as a job application. Its composition was a way for the Italian composer of Berenice, Fara-mondo, Adelaide or Il Triomfo di Camilla to apply for the job of Maitre de Chapelle.

After living in Rome and Venice, Porpora moved to La Sérénissime to teach at the Conservatoire des Incurables in Venice. Secretly, he wanted to become the Chapel Master of the Church of San Marco. As such, he devoted a period of his life to religious music, and created this work essentially as a job application. Having to compete with Leonardo Leo, Handel and Hasse, he was forced to write a career-defining work to be successful. After completing this post, he tought young Haydn in Vienna.

Full concert
Porpora, Vivaldi And Pergolesi By The Cappella Gabetta Ensemble At The Royal Chapel Of Versailles
Chapelle Royale, Versailles
All artists
  • Cappella GabettaOrchestra
  • Valer Barna-SabadusPerformer