Lucia Swarts (cello), Teatro Lirico, Stephen Stubbs (baroque guitar, baroque theorbo, guitar, lute), Richte van der Meer (cello), Siebe Henstra (harpsichord) & Robert Franenberg (violone)
Teatro Lirico, Stephen Stubbs
CD - 3 discs
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This bargain-priced 3-CD set gathers together previous releases of Italian concertos and sonatas from the baroque period by the highly-talented cellist Lucia Swarts. Included are cello concertos by Platti, Porpora, Vivaldi, Jacchini, and Leo, while Vivaldi and Boccherini each have a full disc of cello sonatas.
Lucia Swarts studied with Anner Bylsma and Lidewij Scheifes at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1985 she gave her debut recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in the series New Vintage for talented young musicians. She is first cellist in the Baroque Orchestra of the Netherlands Bach Society and forms a duo with harpsichord player Siebe Henstra. Lucia Swarts is also a member of the Chromatic Quartet and Quartetto Amsterdam, and frequently plays in contemporary music groups including the Schönberg Ensemble and the Nieuw Ensemble. She has worked with baroque specialists like Gustave Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and René Jacobs, as well as major figures in modern music performance like Reinbert de Leeuw and Oliver Knussen.
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