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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #540 on: November 22, 2021, 01:33:11 AM »


I just find this enthralling. Fentross has two great Dowland recordings.

Back to this this morning, it is outstanding.
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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #541 on: November 22, 2021, 08:08:25 PM »
Back to this this morning, it is outstanding.
your Lonardi recommendation is great too. Very different.

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« Reply #542 on: November 28, 2021, 01:44:18 AM »
Listening to Axel Wolf's new Michelangelo Galilei recital right now. It is delightful, intricate music, as one would expect from someone whose brother was Galileo. The music takes lots of little twists and turns. There is an awful lot of performance noise, squeaks, finger sounds, etc., so potential buyers should be aware of that caveat.

Thanks, Brian, for pointing this CD out 2½ years ago, in a post which was promptly ignored but shouldn’t have been. Wolf’s CD is every bit as stimulating as Bailes’s much acclaimed recording of Michelangelo Galielei, though I should say that it’s not clear to me how much overlap between the to CDs there is. The recording quality and the lute and Wolf’s vigorous and bold approach are instantly appealing. Wolf seems to be  a baroque specialist, and I guess his experience with that sort of music has helped him to find an approach to Michelangelo Galilei which is rhetorical: the phrasing lays the structure of the music clear to hear.

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #543 on: November 28, 2021, 08:25:37 AM »
Thanks, Brian, for pointing this CD out 2½ years ago, in a post which was promptly ignored but shouldn’t have been. Wolf’s CD is every bit as stimulating as Bailes’s much acclaimed recording of Michelangelo Galielei, though I should say that it’s not clear to me how much overlap between the to CDs there is. The recording quality and the lute and Wolf’s vigorous and bold approach are instantly appealing. Wolf seems to be  a baroque specialist, and I guess his experience with that sort of music has helped him to find an approach to Michelangelo Galilei which is rhetorical: the phrasing lays the structure of the music clear to hear.


this sounds just great.

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #544 on: November 28, 2021, 09:56:16 PM »
This one seems to me to be ruined by uninteresting and pointless continuo.

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #545 on: November 29, 2021, 01:06:59 AM »


This is just lovely recording, by turns lyrical, by turns dancing; nuanced and warm.  How interesting the music is is for me a moot point. I think I’m more Vincenzo than Michelangelo.
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