Concerto Caledonia - Mungrel Stuff - Classic FM

Crossover is nothing new - this disc shows what happens when baroque Italians try to be Scottish, and a Scottish composer adopts modish Italian manners. Many of the names are unfamiliar - Francesco Barsanti is hardly the brightest star in the baroque firmament, and Bocchi (the melodramatic A Scots Cantata), Corri (Duncan Grey) and McGibbon (Sonata in Imitation of Corelli) are even more obscure. but that shouldn't dissuade anyone from enjoying this magically beguiling music.

Classic FM
01 December 2001