Adrian Chandler on Extra Time
Adrian Chandler and his ensemble La Serenissima are well known for their explorations of intriguing corners of the Baroque repertoire. Their sparkling recordings bring composers to light who might otherwise rarely be heard, often presenting them under a slightly offbeat title. In the wake of The Italian Job and The Godfather, their latest album's title of Extra Time encapsulates the spirit with which Chandler and his musicians approach this music. Having started life as a handful of pieces that couldn't fit onto one of their earlier recordings, the list of 'ones that got away' grew until it constituted a complete album in its own right, with the title playing into this origin.
Adrian Chandler was kind enough to share some of his thoughts about this album, and the various pieces that make it up.