ACCADEMIA DELL'ARCADIA - ROMA 1710 - Baroque Masterpieces of a Secret Society - Sabrina Frey (Recorder & Direction) - 4250702800637 - Released: July 2015 - TYXart TXA15063

A delightfull combination of well chosen program materials and expert recording techniques.

Sabrina Frey and her companion musicians are top notch performers that serve a concert with well worked ensemble and group interplay.

I found the playing of Sabrina Frey most interesting. She commands her recorder with consumate skill. The works played (including 2 premières) are by Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, Bononcini, and Marcello. Masters of the baroque form.

We listen to a continuo group that consists of Violins, a Cello, Harpsichord and Organ, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar. Rounded out with a double bass and organ at times. I was really impressed with the ensemble. They really shine when it is required and support the soloist with solid tempo and intellect. Great phrasing and imagination by all involved.

A highly recommended recording that brings interesting music to light in a manner not often done with such great style.

Mark Kravchenko - November 2015