Baroque specialists Passacaglia explore the way Vivaldi was copied, borrowed from, adapted – and counterfeited – in the 18th century. The album features sparkling new arrangements by the group, and brand new performances of Chedeville’s brilliant transcriptions of ‘The Four Seasons’, with virtuoso hurdy-gurdy player Tobie Miller.
Available immediately. £12.50 including UK postage – order here.
BCR was on location again this week with members of Musical & Amicable Society, at Weston Park in Shropshire, UK. We’ve been recording cello music, discovered by MAS harpsichordist/director and researcher Martin Perkins, that is closely associated with five generations of the Bridgeman family. There’s much more from Martin, about the project, here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/weston-park-cello-recording/ It’s a fascinating read, and the music is absolutely delightful too.
Joining Martin were cellists Jonathan Rees and Henrik Persson. A more lavish recording venue would be hard to imagine…
BCR has just returned from the wonderful, spacious and warm St Michael’s church in Highgate, London. It’s been three fun and productive days recording the talented young artist Olwen Foulkes, for her debut album with BCR. Directed by Handel is going to be available later this year, and also features contributions by harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander, cellist Carina Drury, recorder player Tabea Debus and theorbist Toby Carr.
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