Lately I have been pre-ordering from iTunes who send out emails when your order is ready to download. In the middle of the night I was notified that St. Petersburg had arrived. (So of course I leaped out of bed....) So far "Pastore che a notte ombrosa" from Seleuco by Francesco Araia is my favorite with its wonderful sinuousness.
This recording has made me wish to ask about the available singers in Russia at that time. Were they Italians? Castrati? Russian? What?