Listen to the CD Baroque Enchantment now on YouTube

The term ‘musical journey’ has certainly been used since ancient times, one may think of the exquisite reports of Charles Burney, who travelled through Europe in the 1700s reporting his impressions and collecting manuscripts. This recording of Ensemble Chiaroscuro sees a very authentic and original concert programme, a journey through time and space.

From Dario Castello’s stil modern, rich in enthusiasm and exploration, to the eighteenth-century sonatas that are the culmination of that research. A champion, Captaine Hume, who plays the viola evocatively, Italian composers who write in the style of the French and Germans who write in the ...

Listen to Pergolesi and Vivaldi by Sara Mingardo, Silvia Frigato and Accademia degli Astrusi, now on YouTube

An incredible live recording with an exceptional cast!

Marianism is the fil rouge that unites the world famous compositions presented in this CD. From the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi through the Nisi Dominus and the Sinfonia Al Santo Sepolcro by Antonio Vivaldi, it is the Virgin’s lament that guides the two composers in the realization of what are among their most renown and heart felt works. According to a widely known legend, Pergolesi died the day he completed Stabat Mater: but whether true or not, the diffusion of the Stabat was immediate, European-wide and highly acclaimed. This work set ...

Mozart by Domenico Nordio and Danilo Rossi is out now.

Live recording of some of the young Mozart’s masterpieces, brilliantly performed by soloists Domenico Nordio (violin) and Danilo Rossi (viola) with the Ensemble Respighi directed by M° Federico Ferri.

Click here to discover our first CD of the year!

MOZART THE 5 VIOLIN CONCERTOS SINFONIA CONCERTANTE

Opera News review about Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Judith Malafronte review of the CD Stabat Mater – sacred music of the italian Eighteenth century.

contralto Sara Mingardo“Contralto Sara Mingardo is an arresting and stylish singer who combines technical security with a seemingly effortless delivery; her artistry and vocal allure never fail to please. Vivaldi’s multi-movement Nisi Dominus, for solo alto with strings in a variety of demanding musical styles, is a perfect vehicle to showcase Mingardo’s tasteful and committed singing. Written for the Ospedale della Pietà—the orphanage, convent and music conservatory where Vivaldi ...

Sacred Music by Andrea Luchesi on American Record Guide

American Record Guide

Independent critics reviewing classical recordings and music in concert

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LUCHESI: Salve Regina; Stabat Mater; Kyrie; Miserere; Te Deum Laura Antonaz, Elena Biscuola, Luca Dordolo, Matteo Bellotto; Busoni Chamber Orchestra; Trieste Civic Chorus/ Massimo Belli Concerto 2098—61 minutes

“Andrea Luchesi (1741-1801) began his career in Venice, where he was trained in both operatic and sacred composition. He had operatic successes in Venice and accepted commissions to write both ...

Ferruccio Busoni 150th Anniversary

Our new September release wants to honor an importat composer from Orchestral music of the XIX century during his 150th Anniversary: Ferruccio Busoni.

Busoni and Trieste – the city to which the pianist and composer, native of Empoli and adopted by Berlin, is chromosomally linked, is celebrated here in concert and brought to life in this disk.

The concert took place on 1st April 2016, on the occasion of the 150th Birthday of Busoni, with the Trieste Chamber Orchestra and Chloe Mun, the young winner of the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in 2015, at the piano.

Sacred Music artists: Laura Antonaz.

andrea-luchesi-sacred-musicSacred Music is the fifth CD dedicated to Andrea Luchesi:

Orchestral and choir music from XVIII century.

16 tracks including Salve Regina, Stabat Mater, Kyrie “di Dresda”, Miserere per soli and Te Deum, recorded at Museo Regionale of Capodistria in November.

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One of the artists of this recording, which contains 3 worldpremieres, is the soprano Laura Antonaz.

DLaura Antonaz, soprano, obtained her diploma ...

“Pergolesi’s fortune” is the album of the week on Radio KDFC

Pergolesi’s fortune” is the world premiere recording of works for keyboard wrongly attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Domenico Alberti, Carlo Ignazio Monza) and the only one surely written by the Jesi’s composer.

This CD is the album of the week on KDFC, a San Francisco Radio station specialized in classical music.

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The Italian composer was so famous that even after his untimely death, the demand for his music continued to be huge. As a result, some ...

Sacred Music- the fifth CD dedicated to Andrea Luchesi

World premiere recording by Andrea Luchesi, the mysterious composer from Motta di Livenza who met the young Mozart and could have been the unknown ‘Maestro’ of the young Beethoven.

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Orchestral and choir music from XVIII century performed by Nuova Orchestra da Camera Ferruccio Busoni, Coro della Cappella Civica di Trieste
Massimo Belli (conductor), Roberto Brisotto (choir conductor), Laura Antonaz (soprano), Elena Biscuola (mezzosoprano), Luca Dordolo (tenor) and Matteo Bellotto (baritone).

The cover image is The lady bug by Gianluca Corona – 2015, ...

Ensemble Chiaroscuro live / May 29th Monza

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It’s almost time for the Bookshop tour to end.

But here is a call for the last concert in Monza!
Two musicians from Ensemble ChiaroscuroAntonio Fantinuoli, cello and bass viol, and Giangiacomo Pinardi, theorbo and lute – will play at Libri and libri in Monza to present “Baroque Enchantment“, a CD of  music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with some rare recordings.
Find more about it here.

Free entry, via Italia 22 Monza on Sunday May ...