Monday, April 3, 2017

Music from the ML Lutebook. "Flying Horse".

From my collection.
Bought in September 2013.
First listen: 27-9-2013.
Second listen: 29-9-2013.
Third listen: 3-4-2017.
Label: Hyperion.
Recording date: 1-3 December 2008.
Recording venue: Concert Hall, Wyastone  Estate, Monmouth, England.
Recording engineer: Julian Millard.
Running Time: 70:50.
Classical relevance to me: Well worth having.

Works performed:
Lute music.

Performed by: Elizabeth Kenny.



Amongst such luminaries as Dowland, Holborne, Johnson, & Ballard, are many fabulous anonymous compositions, that equal the mastery of these great masters, which are presented by a nimble fingered Lute player, that has pure artistry in her fingers and genes. The ease and tranquility she brings to the music is awe inspiring, and a balm for the soul. Whatever the state of your nerves, she will untangle them with her playing. 70 minutes of fine Lute playing, which for me may have gone on for another hour or so! Beautifully recorded too, very intimate, with a natural ambient around her.







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