Classical Notes: A modern treat dressed in a baroque ’n’ roll scandal
Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was a famous Italian singer of the early baroque period who eloped with the teenage daughter of a leading Dublin lawyer, causing consternation in high society
Irish Baroque Orchestra maestro Peter Whelan has just released an intriguing record that adds to our growing store of knowledge surrounding the very early days of baroque and classical music in Dublin. It's called The Trials of Tenducci and it is to be welcomed, following as it does his compellingly interesting Welcome Home, Mr Dubourg, which not too long ago focused on the English violinist who dominated Dublin’s music scene right across the Handel years....
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