Cremonesi belongs to the generation of early music makers who are now free, cheeky and fresh to concentrate on making music. Color, lust for life, nuances, fragrances, seduction – these are the categories of this musician. For Purcell’s tragic love story, Cremonesi uses 22 strings from Berlin’s Academy for Early Music; they are far from producing a thick espressivo sound. The conductor conjures up airy dances with them … this is a homage to weightlessness, to the quiet, to the playful – to the divine.
… the sound that Cremonesi designed for the Berlin Academy for Early Music: there is a full, almost three-dimensional tone that has both depth and multi-part liveliness. Baroque as a constantly new and weighted synthesis of soft, color and movement. It is an acoustic picture gallery that Cremonesi lined up there …
The Academy for Early Music Berlin under the direction of Cremonesi spreads magical, transparent sound images and delivers rhythmically razor-sharp dances. You are soon happy about every piece of music that is new: point, sentence and victory for Purcell.
Italian chef Attilio Cremonesi has a tremendous sense of the theater. Here he conducts the excellent Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin with a keen sense of color, but also with a great modesty and a precision of tone which make that each episode – dramatic or comical, bucolic or disturbing – finds the right tone.
[La Libre Belgique]
The musical direction was a fortune for this production, as Attilio Cremonesi drew from the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin an arrhythmically enthralling sound, rich in transparency and lightness.