Founded in 1992 by the legendary Michel Bernstein, Arcana is devoted to the exploration of lesser-known composers from the Middle Ages 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.'
'... the orchestral conception takes on a formidable scope: right in suggestion and poetic thought, though contained in the calibre of sound ... and prudently intimate in the phrasing.'
'All is played with precision and warmth of tone and grace of phrasing. It is really rather special.'
American Record Guide
'Over and above the instruments played is the exceptional cooperation between the two players ... This is a very strong entry in the catalog of Brahms chamber music releases.'
'The complicity and spontaneity of the two partners offer in the lively movements a beautiful dynamic ambition, with fairly accurate inflections and lyrical nuances.'
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Giulio Prandi, Sandrine Piau, Carlo Vistoli, Raffaele Giordani, Salvo Vitale