Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracker from Jordi Savall, 10 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Les Voix Humaines [CD] [1998] (Audio CD)
This is an excellent disc of baroque solo viol music from Jordi Savall. There are pieces by a variety of composers, many of whom you would expect to find in such a programme, like Marais, Sainte-Colombe and Forqueray, but there are also fine pieces by Schenck, de Machy and d'Hervelois whom I hadn't come across before. It's a lovely, varied programme and a fascinating and beautiful listen throughout.

In his notes Savall stresses that commentators of the time suggested that the viol these pieces should sound close to the human voice. This leads to a freely-phrased and intimate performance which he pulls off superbly. Savall has been one of the world's very finest gamba players for decades now and his superb technique and musicianship shine through this disc. My only small reservation comes in the selected movements from the Bach Cello Suites where it seems to me that the rhythmic freedom means that Bach's essential pulse is a little lost, but it's a tiny niggle and a very personal one which may not bother others at all.

The recorded sound is excellent, beautifully catching Savall's lovely viol tone (and his occasional groaning along with the music) and the presentation and notes are of Alia Vox's usual excellent, lavish standard. I warmly recommend this disc - it's another cracker from Jordi Savall.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)

4 star
0

3 star
0

2 star
0

1 star
0

£13.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Sid Nuncius
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)    (TOP 50 REVIEWER)   

Location: London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 23