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Auser Musici is a vocal and instrumental ensemble which, taking its name from an antique river in the plain of Pisa, brings together instrumentalists and singers with an international reputation for historical performance practice. This is their first recording for Hyperion and future recordings are planned, including discs of music by Lidarti and Porpora.
This first disc of Boccherini’s flute quintets is very much the fruit of their own advanced research into lesser-known chamber works by the composer. The six Op 19 quintets cover a wide range of character and display all the resources, technical as well as expressive, common in the composer’s major works. Boccherini writes virtuoso parts for all instruments, including the cello, and the flute writing recalls his masterly use of the instrument in the orchestration of his symphonies.
“These are delightful works played with a persuasively affectionate period-instrument style, with a felicitous lead from the nimble and gently expressive flautist, Carlo Ipata. Hyperion do the players proud in their debut
recording; we shall surely hear more of them”
“Listening to these six quintets, one is immediately captivated by a charm and invention that, while of a different nature, easily equals that of Haydn or Mozart … the playing is exceptional … beautifully recorded in the Oratorio di S
Domenico, Pisa, this is an auspicious debut for Auser Musici on Hyperion. Further recordings are planned—let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for them”
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