Boccherini: Fandango, Sinfonie & La Musica Notturna di Madrid Hybrid SACD
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Anyone wishing to explore this somewhat neglected composer should try this disc.
(This is a great piece of baroque, excellently recorded and played here.)
The "Fandango",( castanets and all,) did not appeal, as this genre can be a bit overpowering, but here a tastefully balanced rendition
is achieved, which I found most enjoyable.
The two "Sinfonia"are obviously entirely different,and not having heard them before, I was surprised at how sophisticated they are, and sound to be from a later (Mozart/Hayden) era.
On reading the booklet,however,it appears that Boccherini was heard,and appreciated by Mozart, and if you are a Mozart fan you will no doubt detect Boccherini's influence once you hear these "Sinfonia"
In "La Musica Notturna" and the Fandango, Boccherini displays his Spanish/Mediterranean baroque aspect,contrasted to the more German/ Northern influenced "Sinfonia".
Unfortunately, we do not usually hear much at all about Boccherini,and lots (quite justifiably,)about Mozart,and Haydn,which seems
rather sad for a composer of Genius, and originality.( Hopefully his time may yet come)
The recording quality is excellent, and the versatile musical cast accurately produce the sound and tempo appropriate to the period.
This CD is a superb collection, brilliantly played, of varied works. The 'Sinfonie' is excellent and should be played more often by Classic FM where Boccherini seems to be rather overlooked for it rivals anything by Mozart.
The only down side to these Savall recordings is the format of the packaging with a rather thick paper and card booklet taking up the space for a second disc.
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the sound is inredible and even after several playings I feel transported to a happy vibrant world. Read more
We've heard a number of recordings of Boccherini's "spanish" music, especially these guitar quintets. Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2012 by themontis