Format: COMPACT DISC
Borutzki, Simon; Andersson, Magnus; Bader, Lea Rahel; Trumbull, Daniel
“The recorder has even more ability than portraying a pastoral shepherd idyl!” (“Die Blockflöte kann mehr, als nur eine pastorale Schäferidylle abbilden!”) This is the artistic credo of Simon Borutzki, who performs “Extravaganza” together with Lea Rahel Bader (baroque cello), Magnus Andersson (baroque guitar and lute) and Daniel Trumbull (harpsichord and organ) on stage of the opera. As a prima donna, this kind of an operatic scene is denied by the soloist from works by Tomaso Albinoni, Pietro Castrucci, Johann Adolf Hasse, Giuseppe Sammartini, Domenico Scarlatti, Leonardo Vinci and Antonio Vivaldi. All composers featured on this album were either opera composers or played in Händel’s opera orchestra in London. However, they also had in common the composing of continuo-accompanied solo sonatas, which are played in alternating formations here. Both is brought together by Simon Borutzki, who also graduated in opera singing – the virtuoso playing of the recorder is at the center of an imaginary opera scene and expresses the passion of the prima donna in kind of a furious vengeful revenge, lordly pathos and deeply sad lament – something really “extravagant”.