Ecco il momento
Various composers

Ecco il momento

la Tempesta Basel

Label: Vanitas
Format: CD
Barcode: 8436556732737
Catalog number: VA 13
Releasedate: 06-12-19
- An intriguing album intertwining Tenor Cantatas and Recorder Sonatas
- The music comes from the highest time in Italian Baroque
Exactly 10 years ago our baroque ensemble (the Berlin ORPHEUS-Opera Magazine called La Tempesta Basel “small, but delightful”) presented its first CD. We began our CD-adventure with the Spanish label Enchiriadis (Madrid), featuring the English cantatas and recorder sonatas by Händel contemporary Johann Christoph Pepusch, which not only brought us a lot of attention but also the highest international praise. This debut album was radio broadcast in many countries, with some reviews comparing the Pepusch-Sonatas with those of the many times more famous Händel. Perhaps this motivated my wife, Muriel Rochat Rienth, to record Händel’s recorder sonatas some years later, this time for the VANITAS label.
The second Tempesta CD (2014) consisted of a Hamburg programme, including Telemann’s church cantatas from the Harmonischer Gottesdienst, in German, and a selection of recorder sonatas. With the master hornist Thomas Müller and Concerto Köln-bassoonist Yves Bertin on board, this CD became a beautiful success too. In Spain it was nominated as one of the top 10 CDs of the month, and it also earned the highest accolades in the USA. And again, inspired by the master from Magdeburg, at the end of 2016 Muriel Rochat Rienth recorded Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute with VANITAS.
In 2019 we are presenting La Tempesta Basel’s third recording. By the way, the name of the ensemble derives from Vivaldi’s famous flute concert, La Tempesta Di Mare. The programme is in Italian, including a world-first recording of a work by Giovanni Fischietti. Our harpsichordist Norberto Broggini (an original member of La Tempesta Basel), found the facsimile some years ago in a private library. Based on his photos Muriel Rochat Rienth produced her own transcription, and in 2012 La Tempesta Basel premiered the cantata in Fribourg (Switzerland).
For this CD La Tempesta Basel is collaborating for the first time with the Spanish label VANITAS.