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Girolamo Abos: A Maltese Christmas

By George Pooley

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By George Pooley, Koelner Akademie, Mailys de Villoutreys, Mauro Borgioni, Myriam Arbouz, and Zoe Brown. By Girolamo Abos. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.777978-2).

Item Number: NX.777978-2

From a performance at the 2015 Valletta International Baroque Festival in Malta, this live performance of the engaging Cologne-based choir and orchestra Die Kolner Akademie led by Michael Alexander Willens aims to refocus attention on the little known Malta born Naples based late Baroque composer Girolamo Abos. The engaging performances of these Maltese Christmas masses with Die Kolner's impeccable attention to detail bring new attention to this seldom recorded composer whose works are characterized by elegantly constructed forms and spirited contrapuntal thoroughbass that on this collection approach a level of revelation.

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