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Giv Cornfield
The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics, March 2014

Future music researchers…will have at their disposal a handy reference tool in the unbelievably rich legacy of the Naxos catalog of recordings. There are still some recording companies holding out, but Naxos has managed (and continues to) gather under its banner most existing record labels, large and small. from all over the world. A recent addition to Naxos’ vast catalogue consists of a ten very long…discs forming a sweeping survey of The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, in a colorfully attractive boxed set, complete with book-length scholarly notes by very erudite British musicologist Lucien Jenkins, all this at Naxos’ traditionally bargain price. As might be expected, performances of both the “saintly” music and the (mostly) renaissance “sinful” dances and songs are top-notch… © 2014 The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics





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