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Bert Bailey
MusicWeb International, September 2014

…this disc of [Zipoli’s] harpsichord works has been a very welcome find…this recording should make him widely known to music lovers, and even be a Tactus bestseller.

This collection is divided into four Canzonas…All are rich in musical ideas, often brimming with charm and felicity. A certain breeziness in Sergio Vartolo’s playing of the rapid movements infuses them with a seeming spontaneity and expansiveness. His phrasing in the less energetic passages is often carefully nuanced to bring out their delicacy. Intriguingly long melodic elaborations are frequent…this disc’s lengthy closing Partita is particularly seductive.

This will appeal to anyone with an ear for the period, or who craves well-elaborated music out of the mainstream. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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