" ... The Serenata is one of the more fascinating genres of the baroque period. Usually written for a specific occasion such as birthdays or to celebrate great events, the Serenata was neither opera (as it was generally performed at most in a semi-staged manner) and more than a cantata (although many serenatas were subtitled Cantata à 2/3/4/5 etc).
The research of the people involved in this site revolves around the works of Neapolitans like Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico Sarri, Leonardo Leo and Nicola Porpora to name but a few. We are editing, performing and recording works within the genre and hope that you will contribute to the site's work by letting us know of your experiences within this style. Performers, musicologists and interested amateurs are all welcome to make comments and suggestions, to contribute music or articles, even advertise performances around the globe. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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