A Far Cry's first all-Baroque concert explores the forbidden territory of obsession, fixing its gaze relentlessly on whatever subject it touches. Vivaldi's warnings against worldly indulgence in "Nulla" are thoroughly ignored as the warlike sounds of Meder's "Battaglia" fill the air, as Armida suffers from love's agony, and as the craziness of "La Folia"'s repetition takes hold. The luminous soprano Amanda Forsythe is guest artist in cantatas by Vivaldi and Handel.
Johann Meder: Battaglia
Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera
Johann Meder: Sonata "Der polnische Pracher"
Georg Frideric Handel: Armida Abbandonata
Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
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