Biber: Arminio

COMPOSERS: Biber
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Arminio
PERFORMER: Barbara Schlick, Gotthold Schwarz, Gerd Türk, Xenia Meijer, Gerd KendaSalzburger Hofmusik/Wolfgang Brunner
CATALOGUE NO: 999 258-2 DDD
Biber’s sole extant opera, Arminio, was composed c1692 and first performed in Salzburg. Probably intended as a chamber work, its intimate settings are matched by music of subtle delights, with lovelorn laments, comic scenes and splashes of colour. Barbara Schlick leads a fine team of singers and the period-instrument Salzburger Hofmusik provides spirited support. A real Baroque treat. Graham Lock

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