Title: Napoli Galante
Artist: Napoli Galante / Various
Label: Perfect Noise
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Genre: Classical Artists
At the outset of the eighteenth century, Naples had gained ground as one of the most important musical centers in Italy. In 1729 Charles de Brosses wrote with great admiration in his "Lettres familieres:" "Naples es la capital du monde musician." (Naples is the capital of the musician world.) The Galant Style must be considered to be groundbreaking, and as preparatory for the Classical Style. For example, an unbroken teacher-student lineage can be documented which reaches from Gaetano Greco to Nicola Antonio Porpora, further to Joseph Haydn and then on to Ludwig van Beethoven and Carl Czerny. Robin Johannsen presents this release, which includes several world premiere recordings and focuses on Early music from Naples- that center of the musical world. Johannsen is one of the most sought-after singers in Early Music.