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Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day / Dolci, Musica Fiorita


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10382  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristina GrifoneHans Jörg Mammel
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Well in time for St Cecilia’s Day on 22 November, Pan classics presents a new recording of the impressive ode composed by Handel. The fine Basel-based orchestra Musica Fiorita, conducted by Daniela Dolci, performs this well-known work with their trademark historically informed knowledge and elegance, perfectly translating Handel’s intentions in terms of underlining the text with very intentional use of musical affects. The Ode for St Cecilia’s Day is joined on this release by the Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4, a further occasion to appreciate the ensemble’s fine playing. For over 27 years the ensemble Musica Fiorita, conducted by Daniela Dolci, has been specializing in the performance of late Renaissance and Baroque music. The ensemble Read more strives to promote the current standards of historically informed performance practice and is committed to being true to both the original scores and the liveliness of their performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in A minor, HWV 322 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
2.
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristina Grifone (Soprano), Hans Jörg Mammel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 

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