Early-music pioneers Charivari Agreable perform an engaging collection of overtures from the Italian Baroque Opera, best described by Kah- Ming Ng as being “lucidly crafted for the purpose of turning heads”.
In a decadent era when the antics of theatre-goers was often as intriguing as the performances taking place on stage, these works were composed with the express intention of thrilling, beguiling and engaging an often hard-to-impress audience.
This disc is full of insight and revelation, and to be highly recommended – Early Music Review
An inspired piece of programming … a sense of sheer delight that brings these enticing scores resplendently to life – International Record Review
[The disc] is very enjoyable and the music is brilliantly played… another gem [in an] already impressive discography – Music Web International