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Composer: Pasquini, Bernado (1637-1710)

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Year of birth1637
Year of death1710
PeriodEarly
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Proms Saturday Matinee 1: The Academy of Ancient Music and Sophie Bevan in Rome, 1707

Academy of Ancient Music  ©  Marco Borggreve
Most striking about the Academy of Ancient Music’s playing is its neatness: every phrase is so precisely shaped, so clean. Presumably this is down to impeccable preparation as well as an intrinsic feeling in the group for how Baroque music should sound. But their playing also sounds fresh, new, surprising.
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