World premiere recordings. A journey of discovery for Julia Lezhneva, who spent days in a Berlin library unearthing this music. Incredible undiscovered arias from Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759), one of the most important German composers of Italian baroque opera but almost unknown today.
GRAUN, CARL HEINRICH Opera Arias. Julia Lezhneva. Decca ClassicsSpecial price: £11.25
Music of great virtuosity: vibrant, joyful and fiery arias contrast with tragic and deeply felt laments. Concerto Köln, one of Germany’s finest period instrument orchestras, are led by Dmitry Sinkovsky and feature an array of world-class baroque musicians including lutenist Luca Pianca.