London in the 1730s - musical life was flourishing around the figure of Handel. The Saxon composer also served as director; at the height of his fame he surrounded himself with the finest London musicians and was joined by many foreign composers to occupy the long breaks between the acts of his oratorios. Their musical interludes accompanied lavish dinners, during which Mr Handel escaped from the pit to indulge his gourmet tendencies.
Maurice Steger, the recorder player and conductor, together with the renowned La Cetra Barockorchester Basel has recorded a gorgeous, very personal and colorful album of solo concerts, ciaccones, small chamber music bijou and orchestral works, which has been beautifully and very varied.
A charming album with Baroque jewels, virtuoso and colorful recorder sounds and lush, velvet orchestral sound has been created.