Susan T Stinson wrote:
> Hi, all: I may be looking for a needle in a haystack here, but on the
> other hand, we collectively seem to come up with answers, so... in
> assisting a student here, I am trying to determine if there is a
> recording of the opera La Dori, by Antonio Cesti. It was written in
> 1657, and performed often around Venice during that century. I was
> hoping that even Musical Heritage had done it, but having navigated a
> pile of print and online sources, I come up with nothing. There are
> manuscripts (facs of the original, which appears to be in the British
> Library) but not one recording.
> Can any of you tell me definitely, one way or the other, if this exists
It is difficult to prove a negative, but the only Cesti opera available
in any of the usual senses is the Orontea under Jacobs.
For such research, may I recommend Ommer's CD-ROM
Verzeichnis aller Operngesamtaufnahmen
from Digitale Bibliothek? Inexpensive and invaluable, though also
incomplete and not always correct.
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