Brescianello is a very special discovery for La Serenissima. We know little about his life, but his music is of outstanding quality, reflecting pan-European influences. We will record Volume 2 of his Opus 1 in February 2022 - creating work for our team after more than a year of restricted activity. We look to followers to support the post-production work needed to release this second album of the project & in doing so, help us to maintain connection with our audience.
Brescianello wrote outstanding music and yet he is an 'unknown' composer. Very few works have been performed in modern times & there are precious few recordings of his music of any quality in circulation. Without high-calibre advocates for his music, his chance of reaching new audiences is limited. In addition, La Serenissima faces huge obstacles to live performance since the Covid-19 crisis. Recordings look to be the main way we can reach audiences & provide employment as the UK recovers.
La Serenissima has channelled the beating the heart of Vivaldi's Venice through its mission for over 25 years. Brescianello's Op 1 presents a vibrant insight into his music with concertos & sinfonias of brilliance and joy. Our material for the first album will be released in the autumn, bringing our trademark gusto to the works "the music-making is top-drawer & joyous" Gramophone. In releasing the next album, we will continue to do for Brescianello what we have done for Vivaldi over many years.
Music enriches life. Italian baroque music embodies some of the most accessible music in the classical canon: Brescianello is no exception to this. In championing his music, we aim to trigger a reevaluation of the composer's legacy and give more listeners access to this truly uplifting music. In releasing the second album of Brescianello Op 1, we can share this amazing music more widely whilst continuing to create work for our artists who have faced great difficulties over recent months.