On their new recording, ‘Out of Italy,’ Phoebe Carrai and Beiliang Zhu have created a rich, extraordinarily performed program of Baroque and early Classical works
“Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott,” a hymn virtually synonymous with Lutheranism, opens BWV 80 and exemplifies the reverent yet uniquely moving aesthetic of this recording by Montréal Baroque under Eric Milnes.
The Boston-based Renaissance vocal ensemble Exsultemus teams with Newton Baroque for a complete Vespers setting from Johann C. F. Fischer’s Opus 3 of 1701.
‘Nicandro e Fileno,’ an 1681 comic opera by Paolo Lorenzani, receives a winning account by Le Nouvel Opéra and Les Boréades de Montréal under Francis Colpron.
The ensemble was created by flutist Suzanne Stumpf and cellist Daniel Ryan to rediscover music of the late 17th through early 19th centuries performed on period instruments in historic venues across the Boston area.