Christmas Music of Baroque Bohemia

COMPOSERS: Michna,Poglietti,Rovensky
LABELS: Supraphon
WORKS: Michna, Poglietti, Rovensky
PERFORMER: Musics Antiqua Praha/Pavel Klikar
CATALOGUE NO: 111861-2 DDD

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There’s more stylish playing and a well-balanced programme in Musica Antiqua Praha’s disc, Christmas Music of Baroque Bohemia, where instrumental sonatas by the Viennese court composers Bertali and Poglietti highlight the Italian influences on such key Czech church composers as Michna (Monteverdi-like ritornelli), the choirmaster, hermit and sculptor Rovensky (delicious duets for soprano and recorder) and the Jesuit missionary Bridel (heartfelt songs of simple devotion for congregational use).