Bononcini: La decollazione di San Giovanni Battista

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COMPOSERS: Bononcini
LABELS: Tactus
WORKS: La decollazione di San Giovanni Battista
PERFORMER: Micael van Goethem, Maurizia Barazzoni, Daniela Piccini, Fernanda Piccini, Virgilio Bianconi; Orchestra dell’Opera Barocca di Guastalla/Sandro Volta
CATALOGUE NO: TC 675201
Tactus deserves heartfelt thanks for its adventurous approach to repertoire. This bloodthirsty Italian oratorio (lacking translation) is vividly operatic in style. Singing is patchy, best from countertenor van Goethem and soprano Daniela Piccini. Alas, sound is brittle, and the strings painfully flawed. George Pratt

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