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Press Room: June 2024

Accademia Bizantina: Press Room, June 2024

Radio & Podcast

Rai Radio 3 (Italy) | Radio 3 Suite Magazine 
June 13, 2024

“Hosted by Nicola Campogrande: [an interview] with Ottavio Dantone about the new recording “Imprinting: Mendelssohn & Schumann” (HDB sonus)”

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Interviews

Amadeus (Italy) | 40 anni di Accademia Bizantina 
June 2024

“The ensemble – primarily focused on the Baroque – was founded in Ravenna in 1984. Artistic director Ottavio Dantone: «We chose to celebrate the milestone with a special album, inspired by the romantic music of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Which is now to be considered early, since it is two centuries old».”

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La Lettura / Corriere della Sera (Italy) | Noi siamo barocchi 
May 26, 2024

“Cremona hosts the new edition of the Monteverdi Festival, devoted to the father of melodrama. Fabio Biondi and Ottavio Dantone, among the most influential interpreters of the 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, have their say on a genre that is beloved abroad too.”

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News

Ritmo (Spain) | La Accademia Bizantina presenta su nuevo proyecto discográfico ‘Imprinting’
June 6, 2024

“Reconocida internacionalmente como una de las orquestas de referencia en la interpretación de la música barroca con criterios historicistas, la Accademia Bizantina (AB) regresa al mercado discográfico con Imprinting; un proyecto dedicado al repertorio sinfónico”

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Melómano (Spain) | Accademia Bizantina presenta su nuevo disco, ‘Imprinting’
June 11, 2024

“El conjunto, dirigido por Ottavio Dantone, propone en este álbum un nuevo enfoque interpretativo de célebres sinfonías clásicas y románticas”

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Video

Cremona 1 TV (Italy) | Applausi a Cremona per l’anteprima del Monteverdi Festival
May 30, 2024

“San Marcellino Church in Cremona was packed on Wednesday evening for the preview of the Monteverdi Festival, with a concert by Accademia Bizantina and the Ghisleri Choir performing a masterpiece by the Divine Claudio: the Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin).”

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Reviews

Olyrix (France) | Création exaltée sous les ors byzantins au Festival de Ravenne
May 28, 2024

“L’orchestre, l’Accademia Bizantina dirigée par Ottavio Dantone restitue l’éloquente évocation des éléments par l’usage d’une gamme très riche et subtile de nuances dynamiques, le tout avec un art du contraste brusque et une riche palette de couleurs. La phalange de format « Mozart » fait corps avec son chef, lequel sculpte le son, vibrant et homogène, avec des pupitres équilibrés et une virtuosité saisissante dont jaillit la lumière.”

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Operaclick (Italy) | Ravenna Festival – Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe: La Creazione
May 2024

“Ottavio Dantone, with his Accademia Bizantina, has a long familiarity with both the oratorio genre and Haydn, a composer appearing repeatedly in his career. Therefore a remarkable performance was expected, and so it was.”

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Gramophone (UK) | Invocazioni Mariane
June 2024

“[…] an excellent disc of Marian pieces from Andreas Scholl and Accademia Bizantina, led and conducted by Alessandro Tampieri”

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Guardian (UK) | Classical home listening: Má vlast with the Czech Phil; Andreas Scholl revisits Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater
March 2024

““Telepathic communication” is how the German countertenor Andreas Scholl expresses the kinship between himself and the baroque ensemble Accademia Bizantina, after two decades of collaboration.”

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Online Merker (Germany) | CD Andreas Scholl: Invocazioni Mariane – mit Musik von Anfossi, Pergolesi, Porpora, Vinci und Vivaldi
March 2024

“Das Album wartet neben berückend schönen Arien aus Oratorien von Nicola Porpora oder Leonardo Vinci noch mit Beispielen reiner Instrumentalmusik, wie dem Violinkonzert in B-Dur von G. B. Pergolesi mit Tampieri als wunderbar musikantisch aufgeigenden Solisten auf.”

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ON-mag (France) | CD : invocations mariales
April 2024

“Le soutien du violoniste Alessandro Tampieri dirigeant l’Accademia Bizantina, formation avec laquelle Scholl dit avoir noué des liens étroits, est rien moins que glorieux quant à la finesse instrumentale et aux accents vrais tirés de ses musiciens.”

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