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Tristis Est Enima Mea ~ Rihm
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As is, there is very little information about this CD on amazon.co.uk, so I thought I'd give y'all the track list...

Wolfgang Rihm - Vigilia: 7 Passion Motets (excerpts)
1. Tristis est anima mea
2. Ecce vidimus eum
3. Velum templi scissum est
4. Tenebrae factae sunt

Salvatore Sciarrino
5. Responsorio delle tenebre a sei voci

Ivan Moody
6. Lamentation of the Virgin

Joanne Metcalf - Il nome del bel fior
7. Maria I
8. Quivi e la rosa
9. Maria II
10. Il nome del bel fior
11. Maria III
12. Io sono amore angelico
13. Maria IV

Wolfgang Rihm's '7 Passion Motets' are absolutely… Read more
Ligeti: String Quartets & Duets ~ Gyorgy Ligeti
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Since 1974, the Arditti String Quartet have done more for modern string quartet writing than any other one group has for any one genre (with the possible exception of the King's Singers...) And, as a big fan of this particular genre, I personally am very grateful to them for it. Which is why, when I bought this CD, I was surprised to find that the usual conviction and brilliance of their performance wasn't there. They have recorded many of my very favourite CDs, but this is simply not one of their best performances.

I have already written a review for the (significantly less well-known) Artemis Quartet's recording of these two incredible string quartets, giving it 5 stars. They… Read more
Britten: Les Illuminations / Quatre Chansons Franc&hellip ~ Benjamin Britten
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I love Britten's music and Les Illuminations and Serenade are two of his most brilliant works. Felicity Lott sings wonderfully - she has a incredible technique and feel for the music, and the drama and excitement she puts into the performance make it even better. Anthony Rolfe Johnson is one of my very favourite singers, and my definite #1 for singing Britten (he has recorded quite a lot, and it is all perfect).

My only problem is the 4 french songs. I just don't like them. Of course, they are performed excellently, I just don't like them. But the fact that I'm still giving this CD 5 stars, despite these, surely is testament to the quality of the other two pieces...

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