IBO & Peter Whelan - Mr Charles the Hungarian - The Horn Player

Among these, the absolute star turn is the performances of Handel's aria "Va tacito" from his opera Giulio Cesare. Anneke and her colleagues are playing from an arrangement by 18th-century publisher John Walsh in which the original vocal line has been replaced by a flute. As Walsh clearly intended it to be a show-stopper, Anneke has used his work as the basis for her own astonishingly virtuosic embellishments.

The string playing on the recording is crisp and engaging ... The recorded sound is clear yet warm.

The Horn Player
31 July 2023