It’s fair to say that the public has fallen in love with the music of Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli. Long neglected, thanks to Bojan Cicic and The Illyria Consort this extraordinary figure – composer, violinist and sometime vintner – is now well-known to many, as the tens of thousands of streams his Sonate da camera Nos 1-6 are receiving on Spotify confirms.
Adding to a glut of glowing reviews for the Illyria Consort’s debut recording, in its September issue BBC Music Magazine awards five stars for both performance and recorded sound, naming Carbonelli it’s Chamber Choice.
‘A newly-discovered Baroque composer, a superb and passionate performance, and meticulous sound engineering – what more can a recording offer? The future of the Illyria Consort is bright.’
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