W/C 18 December 2023
False Consonance
Johannes Festerling (Guitar/Theorbo), Thomas Fields (Viola da Gamba/Cello), Annie Gard (Violin), Theo Small (Recorder/Traverso)
Da Vinci Classics C00778

In 18th century London it was common for publishers to make arrangements of operatic arias for small ensembles ideal for playing in the home. On Il Sassone, False Consonance, seek to revitalise this tradition through a selection of instrumental arrangements of popular arias from Handel’s operas. The result features the well-established operatic themes of ‘the lamento’, ‘love duet’ or the ‘revenge aria’, woven together with dramaturgical tension into its own domestic opera, transforming your living room into the grandeur of the operatic stage.