Francesco Gasparini: Io che dal terzo ciel
Antonio Caldara: Trio Sonata in E minor, Op.1 No.5
Alessandro Scarlatti: Questo silenzio ombroso
Interval
Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonata in D, Op.5 No.1
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G, Kk.63
George Frideric Handel: Sonata in G for keyboard, HWV.579a
George Frideric Handel: Amarilli vezzosa (Il duello amoroso), HWV.82

A concert (or conversazioni) conjuring up the drama and aristocratic elegance of a performance at a Roman palazzi in the early 18th century.

Following on from their first disc for Avie Records celebrating the patronage of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, Sounds Baroque are now devising a programme for a recording that features works that may have been commissioned by Francesco Maria Ruspoli.

The programme includes well-known and neglected cantatas that express the despair of unrequited love and the delights of Arcadian bliss. Hear also an instrumental trio sonata that typifies the classical restraint of the early Italian Baroque, plus virtuosic violin and keyboard works.

Performers

Sounds Baroque
Julian Perkins harpsichord, organ, director
Anna Dennis soprano
Andrew Radley countertenor
Jane Gordon violin
Daniel Edgar violin
James Akers theorbo, guitar
Jonathan Rees cello, viola da gamba
Frances Kelly harp