Dopo il successo di Musei Vaticani 3D e di Firenze e gli Uffizi 3D, arriva al cinema San Pietro e le Basiliche Papali di Roma 3D, la nuova produzione cinematografica firmata Sky 3D che, assieme al Centro Televisivo Vaticano e in collaborazione con Nexo Digital, Magnitudo Film e Sky Arte HD, propone un viaggio attraverso le quattro Basiliche Papali di Roma e i loro tesori - After the success of the Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi 3D, coming to cinemas St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D, a new film production by Sky 3D and the Vatican Television Centre (CTV) in collaboration with Nexo Digital, Magnitudo Film and Sky Arte HD, taking you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures.
The two concertos are worth lisenting although not masterpices. The second in the disk is better. Spada's playing is delicate and precise although the tempi in both finales is rather slow. Not to be compared with those concertos by Mozart but good. The overture to "Les Horaces" is beautifully composed in a Gluckian style. Its final subject heard by the end is very inspired and heroic. The overture to "Semiramide" (presented as to either "La Secchia Rapita" or "Il Ricco di un Giorno" -I can not remember exactly- in other Salieri's CD) is less interesting and Spada's slow tempo reinforces the mediocrity of the piece.
The concerto grosso form was popularized by Corelli, and Locatelli’s Op 1 is a marvellous example of the genre: its solid craftsmanship, imaginative textures and exciting virtuosity bringing it into the top rank. These works are ravishingly performed here by The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer and soloist Elizabeth Wallfisch.