The most famous and popular Italian opera composer of the second half of the eighteenth century, Domenico Cimarosa composed more than 65 operas which were performed all over Europe, as well as a significant body of instrumental music and works for the church. Cimarosa’s overtures are remarkable for their melodic invention, assured handling of the orchestra and sheer vitality. This recording includes the overture to one of Cimarosa’s most popular operas, I due baroni di Roccazzura, and that of his personal favourite, Artemisia, regina di Caria.
Artistic Quality 8 Sound Quality 9
"...I nemici generosi features an attractive clarinet solo, here very well played by Denitsa Laffchiev ... Each disc in this series has featured different performers, but it’s probably fair to say that this release is the best to date. The Sinfonia Finlandia plays with consistent alertness and transparency. The engineering is excellent."
David Hurwitz - Classics Today.com - September 2013
*** (Good Album) *** (Good Sound)
Jean-Noel Coucoureux - Classica magazine - October 2013