Antonio Florio’s Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini on Glossa
Rave all you want about Harmonia Mundi, I think the best early music label is Glossa. They have fantastic artists, interesting repertoire, superior engineering and gorgeous packaging. The artist roster is about to get better with the addition of the superb Naples-based Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini. Their recordings of obscure Neapolitan baroque music were mainstays of the Naive label, but Naive stepped away from the Neapolitan project and decided to shift their energies to recording every note that Vivaldi wrote. That’s not a bad thing but I sure missed those Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini recordings. Here’s the news.
To learn more about the Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini, visit them at their website.
Here’s the ensemble in an excerpt from Cristoforo Caresana’s marvelous Christmas cantata