NATHALIE STUTZMANN – ORFEO 55
(2017, Erato / Warner Classics)
Leading her baroque ensemble Orfeo 55, Nathalie Stutzmann performs in Quella Fiamma highlights from the Arie Antiche collection, a must-known by singers. Like 19th century scholars who discovered and edited this collection of works from the past, Nathalie Stutzmann and her wonderful musicians present them for the first time in their original orchestration. They thus throw a fascinating and energetic light on these tunes of Handel, Caccini, Porpora and many other Baroque masters.
This album also gives pride of place to the continuo, of which Patrick Langot was the cellist between 2010 and 2018. He is also the soloist of the 3rd mvt of the Concerto for cello and orchestra by Nicola Porpora.
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto & conducting