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Katherine focuses on early and Renaissance pieces that provide the foundations for music as we know it today.
Monteverdi’s opera The Coronation of Poppaea was one of the first operas to actually draw upon real people and events as its inspiration. It was first performed in Venice in the 1643 carnival season but then it became totally neglected until the score was rediscovered more than 200 years later. 'One of the most beautiful tunes is Pur ti Miro, and I particularly like a lovely arrangement for violin played by Joshua Bell,' says Katherine.
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