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State of siege

Diego : Mentir est toujours une sottise.
Nada : Non, c’est une politique.
Albert Camus , L’État de siège.

Steffani: Duets of Love and Passion

Agostino Steffani (1653-1728)


Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Emőke Baráth, soprano; Colin Balzer, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone; Boston Early Music Chamber Ensemble.

I very much enjoyed the performance at Jordan Hall in Boston last Friday and was happy to be able to buy the compact-disc recording while I was there. I have not seen the recording listed yet at Amazon in the United States, but it has already been released in Germany ( and is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017 (

UPDATE: As of November 3 it is at