Handel & Hellendaal: Grand Concertos

2010s, Chamber, Early Music/Period Instrument, Producer


Handel & Hellendaal: Grand Concertos (Centaur CRC3368 – 2015)

ARTISTS: Archetti Baroque String Ensemble
Carla Moore, violin
John Dornenburg, viola de gamba

The eight-member, San Francisco Bay Area-based Archetti Baroque String Ensemble was founded in 2010 by violinist Carla Moore and viola da gambist John Dornenburg to perform the rich chamber concerto repertory of the Baroque era in historically-informed style without a conductor. The ensemble’s name, “little bows” in Italian, alludes to the dominance of bowed stringed instruments in the Italian Baroque concerto repertory. Centaur’s Handel and Hellendaal: Grand Concertos is their debut CD. “dazzling clarity” (SF Examiner Online) “beautiful ensemble playing” (Early Music America)

Lolly Lewis: recording producer
Peter Nothnagle: recording engineer