Casali - Sacred Music from Eighteenth-Century Rome | Toccata Classics TOCC0429

Casali - Sacred Music from Eighteenth-Century Rome


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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0429

Barcode: 5060113444295

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd November 2023



The history of music-making in Rome tends to focus on Renaissance polyphony, with an occasional nod to the Baroque thereafter. But thanks to composers like Giovanni Battista Casali (1715–92), choral music continued to flourish in Roman churches and other religious establishments in the eighteenth century, too, until Napoleon’s occupation broke many of its traditions. Casali’s music, though, is as good as unknown, and this pioneering recording reveals a composer at home in the galant style – with a surprising fondness for the occasional dissonance.

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