Jean-Baptiste Lully and Arcangelo Corelli were the champions of the two main musical styles of their age, the seventeenth century in Europe. Their music was the subject of many discussions: which of the two styles was better – the French or the Italian? This disc paints a musical picture of these times.
Performers are: Nicolette Moonen (violin / narration), Rachel Isserlis (violin / violetta), Foskien Kooistra (viola), Rachel Stott (tenor viola), Kinga Gáborjáni (basse de violon / viola da gamba), Silas Wollston (harpsichord), Jakob Lindberg (theorbo).
‘This is the most enjoyable programme of seventeenth-century chamber music I have heard in a long time.’ (Simon Heighes, International Record Review, May 2011.)