Founded in 1992 by the legendary Michel Bernstein, Arcana is devoted to the exploration of lesser-known composers from the medieval to the beginning of the twentieth-century mostly focusing on Italian repertoire and interpreters.
'The musicians are thoroughly committed to this repertoire and it shows. Highly recommended.'
Choice: 'He conducts his excellent Coro Ghislieri ... and the instruments used are period ones, which gives ideal colour and balance to this rare and precious score.'
'The performance features some beautiful singing in the slow movements while others crackle with drama.'
Choir & Organ
'At the end of this listening session, we will remember the radiance of a Parisian singer in beauty within a largely Italian team: let's bet that Rossini would have enjoyed this high-flying transalpine dialogue.'
'‘O salutaris' is unexpended song, exquisitely sung by Sandrine Piau. The harmonically adventurous 'Prelude religieux pendant l’offertoire' is otherworldly and mesmerizing on the Erard.'
BBC Music Magazine
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Giulio Prandi, Sandrine Piau, Carlo Vistoli, Raffaele Giordani, Salvo Vitale