"The agility and spirit of Blažíková’s singing are beautifully complemented by Dickey’s cornetto"
—Early Music America
The cornetto was praised as the instrument closest to the human voice and often accompanied or replaced singers. This all-star ensemble, spotlighting Hana Blažíková’s angelic soprano entwined with the supernaturally beautiful sound of Bruce Dickey’s cornetto, explores the unique possibilities of this combination. The repertory includes early 17th-century motets and madrigals for voice and cornetto, as well as some rare, late 17th-century arias from operas and oratorios with obbligato parts written explicitly for the instrument.
Hana Blažíková, soprano
Bruce Dickey, cornetto
Ingrid Matthews and Tekla Cunningham, violin
Ingrid Matthews, viola
Michael Sponseller, organ and harpsichord
Stephen Stubbs, theorbo and guitar