SUPPORT UPCOMING RECORDINGS
During the time of its foundation in the year 2012, il pomo d’oro has created a fair number of recordings of baroque masterpieces, among them many complete operas, mostly by George Frederic Handel, the great master of 18th century opera composition, but also some world premiere recordings of composers still to be rediscovered, like Stradella, Vinci, Orlandini, Giacomelli, Leo and many others. (link discography possible?). Many of these recordings recieved prestigious awards and excellent reviews in various countries worldwide. They would not have been possible without the generous support of donors!
We believe that recordings are still very important, even though sales of physical discs are decreasing substantially. Streaming in the last years has conquered also the classical music world, and it is offering not only access to a broad backlist of recordings never available to a wide audience before, but also almost unlimited distribution possibilities of new recordings.
These are our upcoming recording projects fort the year 2020, which need support mainly to finance the orchestra’s fees and accomodation, which is never paid by record companies anymore, and in some cases we also have to pay the sound engineers’ work ourselves. Please help us with:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
HARPSICHORD CONCERTOS WITH FRANCESCO CORTI
Solo harpsichord and conducting. Five recordings planned.
The first edition will be released in March 2020 by Pentatone, and the second recording is scheduled for February/March 2020 in the Gustav Mahler Saal of Toblach (Italy). This is a very important, instrumental project for us with one of the finest harpsichord players of our times, and our principal guest conductor – Francesco Corti.
GEORGE FREDERICH HANDEL
Apollo e Dafne and Armida Abandonnata with the American soprano Kathryn Lewek as Dafne and Armida, and American baritone John Chest as Apollo.
Apollo e Dafne is is one of Handel’s most ambitious, early cantatas and is indicative of the brilliant operatic career to follow in the next 30 years of his life. Armida Abandonnata is another rarely performed early cantata of Handel’s Italian period, written for and first performed by the most famous soprano of the time, Margherita Durastanti.
This recording will take place in January 2020 in Lonigo (Italy).
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100 €/$/CHF: receive a CD signed the soloists and the conductor
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1000 €/$/CHF and more: receive a credit on the disc and on our website