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French soprano Chloé Chaume will blow you away with Vavilov’s “Ave Maria”

J-P Mauro - published on 08/28/17

Although the tune may sometimes be credited to Caccini, it is still the work of Vavilov.

The talented Chloé Chaume brings us an exceptional performance of Vavilov’s “Ave Maria” during a music festival at the ancient Theater of Orange, in Rome. The music festival honors French opera, operetta, musicals, and arias as well as modern pop music from Michael Jackson and Abba.

Chaume began her career in 2011 in the role of Hélène in the opera La Belle Hélène. Since then, she has played much larger roles such as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Musetta in La Boheme. Her repertoire also includes sacred music. She sings the soprano solos in Faure’s, Mozart’s, and Brahms’ requiems.

This ever popular version of “Ave Maria” was written by the Russian composer, Vladimir Vavilov, who originally withheld his name from the composition. Until his death, it was attributed to “Anonymous,” yet after his death he still did not get credit. His private manuscripts were distributed under the name of medieval composer Giulio Caccini.

Now this beautiful setting of “Ave Maria” is known to be the work of Vavilov, but due to its becoming popular under the name Caccini, it is still often credited to him.

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