Cherry Ripe

Anne Midgette
The Classical Beat (US)

Cherry Ripe, a survey of 18th- and 19th-century vocal music as it might have been sung in Britain at that period, is a delightful idea; an interesting assortment of music, from British composers like Stephen Storace or Thomas Arne to international luminaries like Simone Mayr or Johann Adolf Hasse; strikingly well curated and conducted by no less a luminary than Richard Bonynge, in world-premiere recordings; and well packaged by the Australian record label Melba …