Thursday, January 5, 2017

Knights, Maids and Miracles. The Spring of the Middle Ages. Music in the Courts and Cloisters of Northern Italy. CD 3.

New acquisition.
Bought in November 2016.
First listen.
Label: Arcana.
CD 3 from 5.
Recording dates: April 1995.
Recording venue:  Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis, Sesto al Reghena, Pordenone, Italy.
Recording engineer: Charlotte Gilart de Keranflec'h.
Running time: 74:30.
Classical relevance: Essential if you are interested in the Middle Ages and it's Music.

Works performed:
See heading.

Performed by:
La Reverdie.

This is the box to have if it comes to Music of the Middle Ages. There is for me not a conceivable way of performing it better. The musicians of La Reverdie are all masters in their game, and make it sound absolutely authentic in every way. Singing chanting speaking, it's all done with a great feel for the drama, but they never overdo it. It all comes quite naturally to all of them, and are helped by a state of the art recording. The sound picture is simply amazing. Nothing but praise, and very much recommended for the low price you have to pay for it. It's worth every penny.

Tartini, Giuseppe.(1692-1770) The Complete Violin Concertos. CD 20-29.

New acquisition. (2017) First listen: 18-20-4-2018 Label: Dynamic. CD 20-29 from 29. Recording dates: 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008.2009/2010...