Askonas Holt interviews new signing Peter Whelan (Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas).
In The Studio: Irish Baroque Orchestra
On this new recording Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra explore the music in Ireland from the 1750s to 1770s - a revolutionary moment where the structures of baroque music break-down and we see the emergence of the classical style.
Perhaps the most famous visitor to Ireland at this time was the super-star castrato, Giusto Tenducci, who had works especially written for him by Mozart, Haydn and JC Bach. To tell his swashbuckling tale, IBO is joined by present-day superstar Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, performing works which would have been sung by Tenducci in Ireland including modern-day premieres from the collection at the National Library of Ireland.
The Trials of Tenducci: A Castrato in Ireland is scheduled for release in November 2020.