Project Description

“Eccelle innanzitutto Biondi come concertatore, e con lui ogni sezione della sua orchestra Europa Galante. Convinto assertore della grandezza di Veracini, il maestro dirige con inmediatezza e spirito, suscitando l’inconfondibile carica timbrica degli strumentisti italiani e raccogliendo intorno a sé una compagni di canto tra le migliori oggi immaginabili”

L’Ape Musicale
Gennaio 2014

“Biondi reveals the score’s potential with perfect pacing, breathless silences and towering affective climaxes, leaving you wanting more even after three hours…”

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
June 2014

2015

“Voici un enregistrement qui tout à la fois rend justice à Veracini, et éclaire d’un jour nouveau la production lyrique à Londres au XVIIIème siècle. Au plan orchestral, soulignons le soin apporté par Fabio Biondi à nous restituer lui-même les délicates parties virtuoses du violon (…): quelle brillante lecon maestro! Sous sa baguette l’orchestre Europa Galante accompagne avec soin les chanteurs. Les parties orchestrales sont admirablement maîtrisées.Une sorte de de virtuosité jubilatoire capte aisément l’attention de l’auditeur (…)”

Muse Baroque
Février 2015
EDITOR’S NOTES
Francesco Maria Veracini is best known today as an eccentric violin virtuoso and instrumental music composer but was also an important opera composer during his stay in London. His first opera, “Adriano in Siria”, was composed by Veracini in 1735 for the London Opera of Nobility, a rival company of Handel’s.
This recording of Europa Galante, together with an illustrious vocal cast, was made on the occasion of a – very successful – concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 2014.
Voices:
Adriano – Sonia Prina
Ann Hallenberg – Farnaspe
Sabina – Romina Basso
Idalma – Lucia Cirillo
Osroa – Ugo Guagliardo

Discography