Accademia Bizantina – Ottavio Dantone
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Label: Decca (Universal Music)
Dantone and his ensemble of 18 musicians accompany Scholl with dynamism. Some of the introductions to these arias are quite lengthy, which gives the players their own chance to shine.
This CD is a triumph for both scholarship and entertainment. Hear it, and hang on to your… hat!