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Un Camino de Santiago - 17th Centruy Music for St &hellip ~ La Fenice
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Music from the 17th century that pilgrims may have heard at some time along the way to Santiago de Compostela. For me, no excuse is necessary to listen to Jean Tubery and La Fenice but this concept adds an Iberian element which brings the incredible Arianna Savall to the fore. Better known as a harpist than a soprano, her voice has an ethereal quality and is perfect for this selection. Her skill on the harp also complements the always brilliant style of Tubery and La Fenice, who come together with some other fabulous musicians making the whole piece an absolute delight. Despite the obvious religious connotations, the music here is lively and entertaining and probably just the type of… Read more
Telemann: Musique de Table ~ The King's Consort
Telemann: Musique de Table ~ The King's Consort
Late Baroque in the finest traditions. Telemann was a contemporary of Bach and Handel and you'll hear a little of the Brandenburg Concertos in here but that can only be a good thing. You can also hear the influences on later works, such as Beethoven's 6th but this easily stands on its own merit and any comparisons are only for contextual purposes. The Kings Consort are definitely among the finest exponents of early music and enthuse everything they play with a touch of real genius, so if Telemann is your kind of music, look no further.
Philippe Jaroussky - Un concert pour Mazarin ~ Philippe Jaroussky
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Jean Tubery & La Fenice with Phillipe Jaroussky create here the highest expression of the musical arts. Reputed to be among the music Cardinal Mazarin brought to France from his native Italy, this is a wonderful selection, ranging from obscure pieces from unknown composers to leading lights Claudio Monteverdi, Girolamo Frescobaldi and Maurizio Cazzatti among others. If you could only ever hear one Baroque recording again, I would urge you go for this. La Fenice always manage to bring the music to life and Tubery's playing has an incredible quality that somehow makes you feel transported back almost 5 centuries. I've also a number of Jaroussky's recordings and again, this is easily the… Read more