Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Luzzaschi, Luzzasco. (c.1545-1607) Concerto delle Dame. Madrigali per cantare et sonare a 1,2,3 Soprani, 1601. Second rerun.

From my collection
Date of purchase: September 2016.
First listen: 26-9-2017.
Second listen: 7-11-2017.
Label: Glossa.
CD 6 from 9.
Recording dates: August 2009.
Venue: Pinerolo ( Chiesa di S. Giovanni) Italy.
Sound engineer: Matteo Costa.
Total time: 53:42.

Works on this CD:
See heading.

Performed by: 
La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina.

Another fine disc from this box. I find Luzzaschi's music more sensual as with the other composers in this box. The expression of text and music is cleaner in execution. This approach is undeniably effective. There is a intimacy about this music that grips you right away, even more, it has almost a physical presence in the singing of all three sopranos and I mean that most literal.  There is a energized forward driving phrasing that gives the music a very athletic quality.  A firm sense of harmonic balance, clarity and depth, plus the voices have a attractive warmth. And what is even better, the three sopranos give no cause for complaints. The recording is excellent, albeit the first track has a long reverberance, that is corrected after that.

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon. (1562-1621) Cantiones Sacrae, quinque vocum 1619, Canons and Motets.

From my collection. Date of purchase: December 2009. First listen: 19-10-2011. Second listen: 22-1-2018. Label: Glossa. Recording dates...