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The most scintillating of the pieces: the introductory Adagio by Albinoni and the classic Pachelbel Canon paint musical-emotional landscapes of pathos and of an innate nobility without artiface.
The short pieces Minuet by Bach and the Andante for strings by Molter stand out as turning points in this cd which is filled to the brim with Baroque standbys as well as some new tunes.
The kicker in this CD which you are most likely not able to find in other cds and worth this cd alone is the Adagio for Oboe, Cello and Strings by Zipoli--and arranged by F. Giovannnini.
Paillard leads his orchestra weaving seamless tapestries of musical modes with a touch of the poetic. For those who like their Baroque to be infused with a little emotion and pathos, jollity and all the other human experiential palate in between--this is not a cd of the plain and objective---there is one emotion (or more) for every song.
One hardly notices that time is passing when you put in the cd.
A sure winner.
(I worked at B&N before selling classical music).