Monday, November 20, 2017

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon. (1562-1621) The Second Book of Psalms.

From my collection.
Date of purchase: December 2009.
First listen all three CD'S: 26/27/29-12-2009.
Second listen all three CD'S: 8/8/10-2010.
Third listen all three CD'S: 20-11-2017.
Label: Glossa.
Recording dates: November 2006 & March 2009.
Venue: Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Renswoude, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Stephan Schellmann.
Tme: 49:46-61:30-54:23.

Works on all three discs:
Psalms, Organ fantasies (by Bernard Winsemius, Psalms 11/12/28)

Performed by:
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Harry van der Kamp. 
Bernard Winsemius, Organ.

I can be quite short about the Second book, it is as perfect as the first book. Try what I may, I cannot find fault in performance or recording. This is simply the best you can get. I consider this mandatory in every classical collection. Sweelinck was one of the greatest renaissance- early baroque masters we ever had in the Netherlands.

On my listening menu today (24-4-2018)

J.S. Bach. Complete organ works Olivier Vernet. CD 6. Erkki Melartin. Orchestral Works. Peteris Vasks Orchestral Works ...