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Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States
Gail Hennessy, Rachel Chaplin (oboes) & Peter Whelan (bassoon)
La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler
The highlight of the disc for me is Chandler’s performance of a seldom-played E major Violin Concerto by Tartini: he explores fully the rich poetic content of its slow movement while projecting... — More…
Arias & Scenes from Porpora to Rossini
Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo-soprano)
Accademia degli Astrusi, Federico Ferri
There is much coloratura and here, as elsewhere, Anna Bonitatibus is spot-on...This set, sumptuously illustrated, is an absolute must-have. — More…
Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Rosa Dominguez (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Ulrich Messthaler (bass), Gerd Türk (tenor)
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, René Jacobs
Caldara was the most prolific and famous oratorio composer of his day and this one, written around 1700, is wonderfully rich in fresh and attractive invention.
Practically devoid of external... — More…