Essendo la HDB un'etichetta giovane che proprio con questo Rinaldo inaugura il suo catalogo, rendiamole il merito in una limpida presa sonora, di una grafica e di un packaging accattivanti ed ecologici: si apprezza il formato a libro che elimina la plastica e aumenta i contenuti testuali, fra cui il libretto integrale, le biografie, un'intervista a Dantone, saggi e note di Bernardo Ticci. Ottima cosa che il CD possa contare su un ricco apparato critico, ad argomentare scelte e alimentare riflessione, consapevolezza e dibattito.

Roberta Pedrotti / L'ape musicale - 13/11/2020

La orquesta está tan rutilante como siempre, con un extraordinario Alessandro Tampieri como concertino. Perfecto el bajo continuo, donde destaca la minuciosa labor en el clave de Stefano Demicheli, tantas veces asistente de Dantone, quien aquí vuelve a dar una lección magistral de cómo se dirige una ópera.

Enrique Velasco / Scherzo - ottobre 2020

La cura nella ricostruzione dell’organico orchestrale basata sulle fonti conduce l’Accademia Bizantina sul sentiero di un suono analitico che trova perfetta sintonia con una leggerezza ariosa capace di dar vita a sviluppi dinamici attraverso cui si coglie la molteplicità di aspetti ritmici e melodici che caratterizzano la partitura.

Alessandro Cammarano / Le Salon Musical -

The direction of Ottavio Dantone was splendid and for the occasion he decided to combine the version of the work dated 1711 with that dated 1731, comparing them on the basis of the performance practice of the time. The result is a sound scape of extraordinary elegance and cleanliness, perfectly balanced in its delicacy, always resolved in a great harmony of the parts. At his side, the Accademia Bizantina shines for the clarity of sound, cohesion and expressiveness of the phrasing.

OperaClick - 2018/11/23

Dantone conducts three hours of music in a tight succession of recitatives and arias, accompanying the harpsichord or improvising as a soloist... The performance is perfect, at the highest levels and the Byzantine Academy, an authentic Italian jewel of the ancient, is excellence made music. Simply extraordinary.

Giornale della musica - 2018/11/27

On the musical front things work well, thanks above all to Ottavio Dantone and his Accademia Bizantina, a remarkable stylistic prowess, variety of colors, sensitivity in accompanying the singers. After all, in giving back the superb quality of Handel's music: a baroque music made of dynamic and timbric contrasts, of vigor and power, of amazement and enchanted contemplation.

Connessi all'Opera - 2018/01/12

Accademia Bizantina

Accademia Bizantina was founded in Ravenna in 1983 with the programmatic intention of "making music like a great quartet". Today, as then, the group is managed autonomously by its own members, guardians and guarantors of the interpretative chamber approach that has always distinguished it.

This philosophy combined with a deep collective study has allowed the Ensemble to specialize in performing on original instruments from the 17th, 18th and 19th century musical repertoire.

Over the years he has been able to distinguish himself and gain a prominent place in the preferences of the public and critics, adopting his own style of interpretation that draws its raison d'être from the research and appropriation of a common and shared performing language and practice that presupposes a careful reading of the score and prefers the stylistic accuracy of the performance, as in the noblest Italian chamber music tradition.

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