Red Priest - Pirates of the Baroque ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Concerto in G, "La Tempesta di Mare", RV 433, Concerto Grosso in D Minor, RV 565, GIOVANNI PAOLO SIMONETTI (fake composer): Sonata in C Minor, Op. 5/2 "La Burrasca", GIUSEPPE TARTINI (1692-1770): Senti Lo Mare, TOMASO ALBINONI (1671-1751)/REMO GIAZOTTO (1910-1998): Adagio, FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733): "Suite Pirates of the Baroque", JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR (1697-1764): Tambourin.
Catalogue Number: 07L020
Label: Red Priest Recordings
Description: You may have read about this English group who combine instrumental virtuosity with a musical sense of humor which no stick-in-the-mud could tolerate. Finally, their label is available in the U.S. and we offer this example of their rock-and-roll approach to the baroque. There are four of them: recorder(s), violin, cello and harpsichord, and they play arrangements (like the Couperin, which are seven of his Pièces de clavecin arranged and retitled into a story-telling suite, or the "Simonetti", an alias for a German named Winfried Michel, who combines stylistically the high baroque with early Classical Sturm und Drang) and legitimate originals with a refreshing zest and joie de vivre. Recommended to the non-stodgy! Red Priest.