Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players

CD: “Comédie et Tragédie Volume 1”


“The ensemble’s rendering of the superb opening ‘Le Chaos’ description is brilliant, full of energy and commitment, and the rest of the work – especially the lovely Loure & Chaconne movement – goes just as well.” Amazon Review


“Philadelphia-based baroque music ensemble Tempesta di Mare is a great band and I will be looking out for the second volume in this set. Tempesta di Mare’s detailed and rhythmically precise performances are superbly executed.” MusicWeb International


“The enterprising Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare … The tempos are well chosen – dignified in the overtures and marches, lilting and swaggering in the airs and dances – and the command of dynamics and ornamentation are superb throughout.” Grammophone



“The playing from this top band is all very good – sample the Rebel Chaconne if you need re-assurance.” Early Music Review

One is immediately struck by the recording which is stunning in its realism and presence. Based in Philadelphia, Tempesta di Mare is a conductorless Baroque orchestra comprising around 28 players. Their historically informed approach is stylish, their intonation, articulation and ensemble above reproach. It’s reassuring to know that the English and Europeans don’t have a monopoly on world class period ensembles. There is so much happening right here under our noses, with groups like Tempesta di Mare firmly in the vanguard. Volume 2 is eagerly awaited.” Amazon Review

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