Renaissance

Gombert: Motets

The quirkily named Beauty Farm draws its membership from a number of top continental ensembles and sounds beautifully blended with accurate intonation. If the recorded sound gave an initial impression of claustrophobia, by no means inappropriate for Gombert, I soon warmed to it. [...]

Rore: Ancor che col partire

This is somewhat variable. The first of the six early versions of Ancor che col partire, spread through the 19 tracks, makes clear that this was one of the famous adaptations. [...]

Alma, svegliate ormai

It may be that I was a little frottoled-out when I came to review this CD, but its exploration of Italian popular music refurnished with devotional texts failed to engage me. [...]
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