Flights of Fantasy: Early Italian Chamber Music | Avie AV2202

Flights of Fantasy: Early Italian Chamber Music


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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2202

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th September 2010



'Flights of Fantasy' presents Monica Huggett and her Irish Baroque Orchestra exploring the remarkable range, diversity and whimsy of Italian baroque chamber music.

Carlo Farina’s Capriccio Stravagante, which translates as “outlandish whim”, imitates barking dogs, meowing cats and gunfire. More serious, but no less virtuosic, experimental forms occur in works by Marini, Castello, Legrenzi and Cavalli (the Venetian best known for his operas), all heard on this album.

Created in 1996, the period-instrument Irish Baroque Orchestra occupies a fundamental place in Ireland’s musical landscape. Ten years in, the mantle of artistic director was assumed by Monica Huggett, who has created a decades-long career of critically acclaimed and award-winning recordings.

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