vrijdag 23 oktober 2009

Henry Purcell - The Complete Fantazias - Fretwork

Opgenomen in St. George's, Cambridge, Engeland, juni 2008

Classic FM Gramophone Baroque Instrumental Award 2009

"Fretwork released this suite of Purcell works in 1995 on Virgin's Veritas label. This time out these new performances are a bit shorter, a bit more deliberate, perhaps even more authoritative, if that's possible where Fretwork is concerned. But the biggest change will be found in the recording itself. A vastly improved soundstage offers more than enough detail for the listener to de-strand the many closely woven lines. Loaded with lots of rosin and stringy warmth, an airiness to the playing, better, purposeful dynamics and presence all arrive with the typically immaculate and moving execution Fretwork is known for. I'm not sure what moved Fretwork to revisit this music other than its enduring melancholy and the chance to take advantage of vast improvements in digital recording. And those reasons prove to be more than enough justification. If you've had the Veritas version on the shelves since 1995, don't hesitate to join Fretwork in revisiting these intimate and timeless works. If you haven't, this is an excellent recording of works that epitomize both the period and the abilities of one of the England's most distinctive early composers in a recording that features the ideal combination of a detailed and alive performance captured by detailed and wide awake production." (Recensie op Amazon.com)

Wendy Gillespie, Asako Morikawa, Susanna Pell,
Richard Boothby, Richard Campbell, Richard Tunnicliffe,
viola's da gamba

"Here begineth the 3-part Fantazias"
1. Fantazia I [2:36]
2. Fantazia II [3:04]
3. Fantazia III [2:18]

Four-part Fantazias
4. Fantazia IV (June 10, 1680) [3:33]
5. Fantazia V (June 11, 1680) [4:09]
6. Fantazia VI (June 14, 1680) [3:15]
7. Fantazia VII (June 19, 1680) [3:35]
8. Fantazia VIII (June 22, 1680) [3:48]
9. Fantazia IX (June 23, 1680) [3:53]
10. Fantazia X (June 30, 1680) [3:41]
11. Fantazia XI (August 19, 1680) [3:01]
12. Fantazia XII (August 31, 1680) [3:14]

"Fantazia of 5 parts"
13. Fantazia upon one note [2:49]

"Here begineth ye 6, 7 & 8-part Fantazias"
14. In Nomine (in 6 parts) [2:30]
15. In Nomine (in 7 parts) [4:13]
TT: 49'50

Download (268 MB): Deel I --- Deel II --- Deel III (Rapidshare)

4 opmerkingen:

Rho zei

Thank you VERY much, Edmond! I've never been disappointed by a Fretwork album, and I'm particularly looking forward to this one. Very kind of you to share with one-track-minded folk like me, who need to be taken off the beaten track now and then! :-)

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