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Old 11-22-2021, 09:19 PM
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Gabriel Pierné: Ramuntcho; Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied Suites
Orchestre National de Lille, Darrell Ang
Naxos (2021), via Qobuz

It’s always fun to discover a composer I haven’t heard of before. This is lovely music, well-played and recorded.

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Old 11-23-2021, 05:43 PM
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Gabriel Pierné: Ramuntcho; Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied Suites
Orchestre National de Lille, Darrell Ang
Naxos (2021), via Qobuz

It’s always fun to discover a composer I haven’t heard of before. This is lovely music, well-played and recorded.

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I also enjoyed that one Tony.
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Even at low volume the sound just fills the room , my journey and discovery continues!
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:01 PM
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Daan Manneke: Archipel
Archipelago Trio, various others
Intermusic SA (2016), originally Erasmus Muziekproducties (1992)

I can’t remember how I got to this. Some of it is quite beautiful and interesting, some is a bit hard but worth the exploration.

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Jan-Peter De Graaff - The Forest In April
Maya Fridman
North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

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Qobuz 24/176.4




I'll need a couple listening sessions to properly evaluate this.
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The Josquin Songbook - Music for two voices and vihuela
María Cristina Kiehr
Jonatan Alvarado
Ariel Abramovich

via Qobuz




This new release is an absolute delight.

The vihuelist Ariel Abramovich teams up with the legendary soprano María Cristina Kiehr and the rising star, tenor Jonatan Alvarado, in producing a very special view on Josquin Desprez, with transcriptions of some of the composer’s most significant works. Their procedure follows the tradition of the 16th-century authors that built up the vihuela repertoire (Fuenllana, Narváez, Pisador, etc.), often based on adaptations of the great polyphonic works of their time, in a unique approach that puts Josquin in an Iberian light.

Finely recorded in Spain’s Tui Cathedral and containing a new essay by scholar John Griffiths, this production adds an exquisite jewel to the already rich treasure trove of Desprez recordings produced in 2021, the 5th centenary of his death, by various great labels – not the least Glossa’s two other contributions, by the ensembles Graindelavoix and Cantica Symphonia... © Glossa
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Marin Marais - Pièces de Viole - Livre I
Atsushi Sakaï
Christophe Rousset
Marion Martineau

Qobuz 24/96




Nearly 3 hours of heavenly music.
Add a good champagne, and it becomes ecstatic...

Marin Marais is one of the most important figures of the French baroque. At once a virtuoso on the viola da gamba, a composer and a teacher, Marais left behind a varied body of work that displays strikingly abundant inspiration. Five Books of viol music punctuated his life. Published between 1686 and 1723, these collections for solo and accompanied viol not only offer a remarkable synthesis of the practices of the time; they also bear witness to the development of the instrument. Marais’ frequently intimate music, a far cry from Courtly splendors, calls up an imaginary world of light and shadow.

Atsushi Sakai has launched a series of recordings of this unique collection of pieces. This album, the first, is devoted to Book I, a transitional work that confirms the ornamented refinement of the “style françois”. Viola da gambist Marion Martineau and harpsichordist Christophe Rousset join Atsushi Sakai on this adventure, recreating the trio that stood out so brilliantly in their Forqueray and Couperin albums. © Aparté
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