From Venice to Istanbul
Works by Antonio Cesti, Giovanni Felice Sances, Andrea Falconieri, Michael Praetorius, Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, Bellerofonte Castaldi, Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, Biagio Marini, Wojciech Bobowski alias Ali Ufki,
Marco da Gagliano, Dervish Frenk Mustafa, Salomone Rossi, Nefiri Behram Aga
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, soprano
Mehmet C. Yesilçay, conductor
The Mediterranean Sea, the cradle of many great cultures and travel route between Orient and Occident, is the point of departure of this enthralling CD and LP by the Pera Ensemble. On this recording, the Pera Ensemble has dedicated itself to the Early Baroque - the period of transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque period itself. The programme consists entirely of Italian music adapted together with Ottoman music.
As is so often the case with Mehmet C. Yesilçay and his ensemble, there are also numerous world premi-eres and premiere recordings, which are are outstandingly interpreted by the soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli.