This recording is our debut as solo-ensemble and we have found the perfect match in the stunning mezzo-soprano Tuva Semmingsen. This is the first of 6 recordings with BaS on the label BIS (- so the BaS-bus will appear on BIS again soon.) The CD was the “CD of the week in Danmarks Radio”June 4. – 10.
The recording presents musical snapshots of early 18th century London. It unveils a portrait of the chameleon Handel, emerging in the panache of his early Italian-styled Amadigi, reaching maturity in the ‘English operatic’ Hercules and arriving finally in the perennial melodic grace of Theodora, his penultimate oratorio. Extracts from these works are interspersed with instrumental works by Handel’s Italian contemporaries, exposing the legacy of the great master Corelli.