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One of best (Scarlatti) recordings,
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This review is from: Scarlatti: Serenate a Filli (La Risonanza/Bonizzoni) (Audio CD)
This is a superb performance & production. The singing is matchless - light, warm, refined and utterly engaged with the meaning and music. What a hidden wonder is Emanuela Galli.
The playing is equally stunning and lucid, & brings out all the subtleties and depths of Scarlatti's genius. Scholarship and precision are lightly born along in performance and there is that wonderful Italian feeling for music in all its lyrical and rhythmic subtleties and graces .
The production people must take great credit too, the sound world created is beautifully clear with tremondous depth and prescence, so while feeling live and fresh there is a harmonious balance of everything which supports a perfection of sound; if only such care was taken in all other general standards in recordings...
This recording matches La Risonanza's set of Italian Cantatas with Roberta Invernizzi and others which are equally beautiful and perfectly produced and top quality stuff.
This is one of the most impressive recordings I have come across. If you wanted 1 cd which epitomised Scarlatti's chamber music and captured the grace, elegance, passion and beauties of baroque musical sensibilities I would recommend this one, in fact, this kind of quality is so rare, it is a must.
Perfection, in my view - confirmed Handelian.