Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews

See latest reviews of other albums...

Penguin Guide, January 2009

…much is owed to the liveliness of the Naxos performance, using a first-rate ensemble from Bologna under Sergio Vartolo. With splendidly crisp ensemble the singers consistently bring out the sharply rhythmic quality of Vecchi’s writing, with clear, well-balanced sound. Full texts and an English translation are provided.

L’amfiparnaso is also brought vividly to life by the solo and ensemble singing on Harmonia Mundi. Il convito musicale (of which we are given only excerpts) is an innocent pastoral sequence set in a garden. A touching lament, Lunghi danni, follows but it is the closing section, with its engaging vocal imitations of instruments and animals croaking together, that makes the piece memorable. The recording is first class and so is the basic documentation, but the texts are now given in only tow languages, French and Italian, so the Naxos disc is the preferable choice.

Early Music Review, July 1996

"There is plenty of gusto here, coupled with a stylish command of the madrigal settings...I can thoroughly recommend it..."

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
3:27:45 AM, 26 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.