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Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)

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Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)

Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 56:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Acte Prealable | # AP0025 | Recorded: 1999

In 1697 King Jan III of Poland died. Attempts to install his son Jacob as King were unsuccessful and the widow of the recently deceased king, Maria Kazimiera Sobieska (also known as Marysieńka) made the decision to move to Rome. In March of 1699 she arrived there – accompanied by 259 courtiers, 30 carriages and carts, some 500 horses and a number of pack-camels! She was soon very active in the cultural life of Rome. Amongst her acquaintances was cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, a famous patron of music. Ottoboni employed Scarlatti, and was an admirer of his music - so much so that he later contributed a Latin epigraph to the composer’s tomb in Naples.