Chiaroscuro is a first level Artists Ensemble,featuring some of the “Il Giardino Armonico”’s musicians: Fabrizio Haim Cipriani, violin; Antonio Fantinuoli, cello and bass viol; Giangiacomo Pinardi, theorbo and lute; and Sirio Restani, harpsichord.
The CD is about Music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with some rare recordings.
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 style of the Italians, precursors of a Europe yet to come, but that in music has never ceased to exist.