In a lively and enterprising new disc devoted to the music of Antonio Caldara, cellist Josetxu Obregón leads his ensemble La Ritirata in instrumental and vocal works.
In his youth in Venice (in the 1680s/1690s), Caldara drew significant praise for his own cello playing, and his understanding of the instrument and its possibilities stayed with him throughout a career which saw him immersed also in the rich musical cultures of Mantua and Rome before he became a valued member of the Hofkapelle in Vienna; he worked there for the last twenty years of his life, contributing to the glories of the Austro-Italian Baroque at the Imperial Court of the highly musical Charles VI (whom Caldara had also served in Barcelona).
released May 22, 2020
Eugenia Boix, soprano
Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano
Anaïs Chen, violin
Pablo Prieto, violin
Ruth Verona, cello
Ismael Campanero, violone & double bass
Daniel Zapico, therobo & baroque guitar
Franziska Fleischanderl, psalter
Daniel Oyarzabal, harpsichord & positive organ
Josetxu Obregón, solo cello 6 artistic direction