ACCADEMIA INSTRUMENTALE ITALIANA
The Accademia Instrumentale Italiana was founded in Verona
in 1981 by Patrizia Marlsaidi and Alberto Rasi and has performed extensively
in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, with invitations to several
international festivals where it has always met with widespread critical acclaim.
The members of the Accademia are all renowned specialists in early music and
have worked together with some of the most famous European ensembles such as
the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Hesperion XX, Giardino Armonico, the Clemencic
Consort, the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca and La Verdie among others. The Accademia
Strumentale Italiana works regularly with Radio Televisione della Svizzera Italiana
of Lugano, where they participated in this recording of the cycle of cantatas
by Dietrich Buxtehude, Membra Jesu no stri. Since 1991 Alberto Rasi has
been the group's musical director: the ensemble currently consists of a small
group of viols, joined by guest artists for larger projects.