In her debut recording, Olwen Foulkes explores the music of Handel’s London theatre orchestra. Includes Handel’s stunning recorder sonata in F major, glittering virtuosity from Castrucci and Corelli, haunting melodies by Giuseppe Sammartini, as well as a charming air by Handel’s favourite amanuensis, J C Smith.
With Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord), Carina Drury (cello), Tabea Debus (bass recorder), Toby Carr (theorbo)
“Olwen Foulkes playing is excellent, producing a beautifully controlled and mellifluous tone which she combines with an impressive sense of musical detail as well as the longer melodic phrase. ”