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|Work Title||Sebben crudele|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2012|
|Dedication||To Antonio (1670-1736) & Christoph (1683-1760)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||Mezzo-soprano and Piano|
After doing a bit of work making an edition of two arias from Christoph Graupner's opera/pastorale "La costanza vince l'inganno", "Sebben crudele" in particular, I just got a hankering to set this short text (author anonymous) myself in a Neo-Baroque, yet quite obviously modern setting. Antonio Caldara also set this opera and his version of "Sebben crudele" is quite well known and often performed. Unfortunately, after 300 years, Graupner's version is for all intents and purposes still unknown (though I posted the typeset version on the Graupner page to hopefully change that). So now the world has at least three versions of "Sebben, crudele" to choose from.