Pergolesi: Cantatas & Concertos / Musica Perduta / Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi / Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Perduta / Number of Discs: 1. MVSICA PERDVTA is a cultural organization, founded in 2007 by Renato Criscuolo and Valerio Losito and created with the intention of casting previously unpublished works by celebrated 17th- and 18th-century composers into the limelight. After thorough research in archives and libraries, the group gives concert performances of the discovered works, often using period instruments. Championed composers include Vivaldi, Handel, Pergolesi and Scarlatti. Recorded in 2012. The untimely death of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi at age 26 robbed the musical world of one of the greatest talents of the 18th century. During his short life Pergolesi was a prolific composer, he wrote more than his immortal Stabat Mater, deservedly one of the most popular and best known sacred works of the Baroque. This new recording presents two first recordings of Cantatas, on secular texts for vocal soloists and instrumental ensemble, works of deep emotion and profundity, worthy companions to the Stabat Mater. Musica Perduta is a cultural organization delving deep into historical archives, unearthing unpublished works by the Italians masters of the 17th and 18th century. Earlier issues on Brilliant Classics include Cello Sonatas by Zuccari (94306) and unpublished Italian Cantatas by Handel (94426).