This colorful musical journey takes its title from one of William Corbett's Bizzarie universali, a set of concertos which, in truth, owe much more to the Italian tradition than to the Iberian Peninsula. Performed by Andreas Staier and the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, À Portuguesa features a selection of concertos and sonatas in the Portuguese style composed during the Age of Enlightenment. Ranging from the inexhaustible delights of Domenico Scarlatti's solo Sonatas to concertos by Corbett, Seixas and Avison, Staier's program concludes with an orchestral arrangement of Boccherini's evergreen Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid.
The novelty of this recording and theRead more striking cover attract, but one comes away from listening having derived much more than that. Overall, this is a real find, and recommended for much more than the novelty value of much of the music.
a portuguesa=iberian concertos & sonatasJanuary 10, 2019By noel manning (Scarsdale, NY)See All My Reviews"dear sirs: a most enchanting and pleasurable lovely piece of work! I am glad I bought it! worth listening to!"Report Abuse