With its distinctive sound and diverse repertoire, Il Giardino Armonico is one of today’s most notable Baroque ensembles. Colourful, individualistic and stylish, it was founded by Luca Pianca (lute and theorbo) and Giovanni Antonini (flute) in 1985 and has remained essentially Italian in character, though its members, all specialists in playing period instruments, include graduates from leading music colleges around Europe. Regular appearances and tours in Europe, America and Japan have won them an enthusiastic international following and their recordings have garnered numerous awards.
Recorded specially for television in Sicily, in a variety of evocative locations around Palermo, strikingly set and lit for the ensemble’s performances, this film reflects Il Giardino Armonico’s dynamic approach to music-making in its use of video techniques: Baroque music for a 21th
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