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100394 - GIARDINO ARMONICO DEUX (IL): Music of French Baroque (PAL)
Il Giardino Armonico Deux
Flute - Giovanni Antonini Lute - Luca Pianca Violin - Enrico Onofri Viola da Gamba - Vittorio Ghielmi Harpsichord - Ottavio Dantone
PAL 100 394
Running Time: 60 minutes
Baroque virtuosi Il Giardino Armonico prove how exciting original instruments can be by clearing out the intellectual and sensuous ballast that a work accumulates over the centuries to allow it to sparkle in its genuine colours.
Salzburg's magnificent Mannerist pleasure palace at Hellbrunn provides evocative settings for these performances of rarely performed works from the French-style baroque repertoire. This architectural masterpiece still boasts the enchanting gardens, mystic grottoes, water-powered figures, trick fountains and mechanical theatre that delighted its original visitors.
With wide screen picture format (16:9) and digital surround sound audio quality, this film not only proves the quality and versatility of the ensemble, but also manages to serve baroque music to a 21st century audience using state-of-the-art video technology.
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