Conversazioni II: Duelling Cantatas | Avie AV2296

Conversazioni II: Duelling Cantatas


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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2296

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 20th January 2014



Harpsichordist extraordinaire Julian Perkins directs his period-instrument ensemble Sounds Baroque, joined by soprano Anna Dennis and countertenor Andrew Radley in 'Duelling Cantatas', the second of a series called 'Conversazioni' that explores music which was presented at the artistic gatherings of 18th century Rome's Arcadian Academy.

Following an acclaimed first release in the series called 'Conversazioni', exploring the wealth of vocal and instrumental music presented at the artistic gatherings of 18th century Rome’s Arcadian Academy, Sounds Baroque follow with an equally scintillating concept album. Anna Dennis and Andrew Radley engage in a contest of style and beauty in cantatas by Handel, Gasparini and Alessandro Scarlatti, likewise the virtuoso instrumentalists in works by Caldara and Domenico Scarlatti.

Breathing vibrant life into these spirited scores, Sounds Baroque suitably lives up to its motto: "Music for then, living now".

Critical acclaim for Sounds Baroque's 'Conversazioni I':
Young musicians, fuelled by intellectual curiosity and a corporate commitment to excellence, with enterprise and genuine flair.” - Classic FM

A stylish ornament to the most discerning Cardinal's Court. Roll on Conversazioni 2!” - BBC Music Magazine

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