We are pleased to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with our Christmas 2017 release: An Italian Xmas. The composers presented here were not only born at opposite ends of seventeenth-eighteenth century Europe, but were familiar with one another’s homelands after their journeying in the flesh, in research, or at any rate in the spirit. The Christmas theme is the Leitmotif which unifies all the milestones of this fantastic music voyage.
COMPOSERS: Antonio Vivaldi, Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, Giacomo Antonio Perti, Giovanni Battista Martini, Giuseppe Torelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, Georg Muffat
ARTISTS: ELENA CECCHI FEDI, soprano; DANIELE PRONI, harpsichord; ACCADEMIA DEGLI ASTRUSI conducted by FEDERICO FERRI
RECORDING: Cappella Farnese, Bologna (December 2014); Oratorio di S. Filippo Neri, Bologna (September 2013)