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Gary Higginson
MusicWeb International, March 2013

The group Qualia is made up of only three performers. They play fiddle, organetto, recorders and cornetto (all modern copies). In other words we hear some of the most expressive instruments of the middle ages. These three musicians are really sensitive players responsive to the general style of the mid-renaissance and to each other. The cornetto was thought to be the nearest thing to the human voice. When played so beautifully as this by Lambert Colson - note especially Compère’s Le Grant desir, - one can see why. The instrumentation varies from track to track.

…the playing is so fine and the repertoire so rare and pleasing that you could almost play the disc right through again without feeling all that bleary-eyed. © MusicWeb International Read complete review



Charles E. Brewer
American Record Guide, March 2013

The three members of Qualia—Anna Denilevskaia, fiddle, Chrsitophe Deslignes, organetto, and Lambert Colson, recorders and cornetti—are both sensitive to the vocality of the original songs and equal to the most intricate virtuosity of these so-called “exercises”.

Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of this release is the wonderful interplay of timbres between the three performers and their collaborative inflection of the intricate phrases of these songs. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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