Ensemble Arava - The Habsburg Garden of Eden: Music by Caldara, Bonporti, Handel, Biber, Ziani, Muffat (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 66:43 minutes | 1,28 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics, Official Digital Download
Vienna, Salzburg and Rome were among the principal centres of power for the Holy Roman Empire of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and they accordingly attracted the most talented and ambitious composers of the day. The Venetian-born Caldara aspired to the post of Court Kapellmeister in Vienna, and composed the wedding music for Emperor Charles VI in 1708. He won huge success in Rome, where he followed in the footsteps of the young Handel, and eventually won the favour of the emperor himself, who even conducted some of Caldara’s operas.