The Academy of Ancient Music – The Consort of Musicke – The Music Party

A sampler with music from three ensembles in the historically informed performance. With liner notes and titles in Dutch, which doesn’t happen too much. The pieces are from different composers, arranged chronologically.

Vivaldi is in the middle of the set, with his first flute concerto “la tempesta di mare”. One of several I should say, and to create a piece like a storm at sea was quite en vogue in baroque times. The 1725 version of one of the parts of the four seasons was also called la tempesta di mare.

Nice performances and a entertaining collection of short pieces. Alas, I cannot find it on Spotify, like so many of these samplers.

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