This release formed part of the launch of the innovative Crear Classics series on Avie, named for the spectacular studio space located on the western coast of Scotland. Baroque cellist Phoebe Carrai is well known for her recordings with Music Antiqua Köln, and is currently principal cellist of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Performing Bach’s magnificent works on an anonymous Italian cello from c. 1690 and the 5-string “Marquis de L’air d’oiseau” from 1775, she displays unusual grace, sensitivity and aplomb.
At Crear, sweeping views of the bay overlooking the paps of Jura and Islay fuel the creative fires, inspiring musicians to exceptional artistic heights.
Crear Classics is the brainchild of conductor Harry Bicket, part-time resident of Argyll. In creating Crear Classics Bicket offers unique opportunities for musicians to be heard world-wide through their recording. He has specially selected the artists for Crear Classics, exceptional talent whom he has encountered throughout his extensive international itinerary.