Classical reviews – Mission accomplished

By Jonathan Le Cocq In Classical

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20th December, 2012
MISSION, Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis (conductor) (Decca/Universal). The Mission of the title is Bartoli’s: to resurrect from obscurity the music of baroque composer Agostino Steffani, previously best known as one of Handel’s many sources for operatic plagiarism. Curious, then, that Steffani’s name does not appear on the cover, especially as the lavish book-form packaging (not to mention the related novel, Hollywoodised online trailer, costumed photo-shoot, concert DVD and, bizarrely, ...

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