London Calling - A Collection Of Ayres, Fantasies
Label: Fra Bernardo
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hämmerle, Johannes; Beyer, Amandine; Oman, Michael; Austrian Baroque Company
This new release gives us a small impression of what was played for entertainment in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in the houses of London's high society. The variety of the programme ranges from typical British melancholy to ostinato melodies by Nicola Matteis, an Italian violinist who, like Handel, who is also represented here, enriched the musical life on the Thames as a musical guest worker and Englishman of choice, to the exuberance of the 'Ayres'. The famous baroque violinist Amandine Beyer and the recorder player Michael Oman are supported by the ABC - Austrian Baroque Company.