"The genius of the musician subjects the whole universe to his art ... So if you wish to know if any spark of this consuming fire burns in you, then fly in haste to Naples and hear the masterpieces of Leo, Durante, Jomelli and Pergolesi.“ (Jean-Jacques Rosseau, 1767). = Alongside masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi, this 2 album-Set includes rarities of neapolitanian composers, like Francesco Durante or Leonardo Leo. These compositions are rediscovered and recorded by the musicians of Concerto Köln with worldwide appreciation and honor.
"... Sensible size - 17 players - sane tempos, and sure technique distinguish these performances by Concerto Köln under its leader for this collection, Werner Ehrhardt."
Jerry Dubbins - Fanfare - September/October 2012