Works by Pedro Rabassa (1683-1767), Juan Pascual Valdivia (c. 1737-1811) y Juan Manuel González Gaitán (1716-1804)
Seville Baroque Orchestra (Dir. Enrico Onofri)
Julia Doyle (soprano), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Alejandro Casal (harpsichord)
PASSACAILLE (1 CD) PAS1071
The Seville Baroque Orchestra explores a magnificent repertoire linked to the history of Andalusia. In this new publication, entitled Astro Nuevo, we rediscover works by Pedro Rabassa (1683-1767). Faithful musical companion of the orchestra, conductor Enrico Onofri proves once again that he can revive completely forgotten music, as if it had just been composed for the orchestra. The result is brilliant, precise and utterly convincing. The Seville Baroque Orchestra is accompanied on this record by Julia Doyle (soprano) and Carlos Mena (countertenor) as soloists. Rabassa’s Sonata, written before 1724, is included. It is one of the few examples of keyboard sonatas that have come down to us from the first half of the 18th century.