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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 4pm - 7pm
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The story of Baroque opera from 1600
Or so he claimed. As it happens, fewer than 50 titles have been identified, and more than half of these scores are now lost. Some of his most famous operas are 'Orlando furioso' from 1727 and 'L'Olimpiade' from 1734, although the composer is best-known for his concertos.